Friday, 5 March 2010

Smooth move

CULTURE Minister Nelson McCausland has long been a sort of Aunt Sally for Sinn Féin to throw their cultural dispersions at.

After all, the sabbatarian champion of all things Ulster-Scots has been a vocal opponent of all things Gaelic.

With a deft flick of the funding wrist Nelson wrong-footed his nay-sayers by approving half a million pounds for An Cultúrlann.

No matter that his pen may have hesitated before signing on the dotted line, the approval was given for the funding package.

But in Norn Iron nothing is simple.

So far, together with Nelson, the queue to claim credit for the funding includes Martin McGuinness and Margaret Ritchie. Is that the whiff of an election in the air?

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