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Blow To Peace Process As Stormont Tears Itself Apart Over Tonight's Football

Blow To Peace Process As Stormont Tears Itself Apart Over Tonight's Football

Every now and then something creeps up to remind you of just how horrible an endeavour politics is. Take for example the debate that has taken part in the chambers of Stormont today.

Northern Ireland face Greece tonight knowing that victory would mean qualification for a major tournament for the first time since 1986. Understandably, they're fairly excited about it north of the boarder. So excited that some genius on the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure decided the only thing for it was to introduce a motion wishing Michael O'Neill's side all the best.

Given that this is Northern Irish politics, a genius of even greater magnitude from Sinn Féin was having none of it. We'll let the BBC's Mark Simpson take it on from here.

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Stephen Balfour summed it all up rather well.

Gary Reilly

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