Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill finally became deputy first minister in Nothern Ireland (or joint head of government, as SF calls her). She pressed for an all-Ireland approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the unionist-leaning northern media castigated her for breaking consensus.

Michelle O’Neill

IS COVID-19 a Fenian virus? Does it mutate when it transfers to Protestant victims? Stormont’s DUP agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, injected a virulent northern strain into the Covid debate this year, claiming that Catholic areas had six times the infection rate incurred in law-abiding unionist districts. Stormont was back all right. On January 9 politics... Read more »

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