Tuesday 6 December 2016

Sturgeon's story should be a lesson for all politicians: it doesn't happen overnight

Niamh Gallagher

Published 26/06/2015 | 02:30

Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party was in town for the recent British Irish Council summit (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party was in town for the recent British Irish Council summit (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party was in town for the recent British Irish Council summit, an annual event bringing together leaders and ministers from across Britain and Ireland.

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If you followed the summit on twitter, you'd be forgiven for thinking there were no other leaders or ministers in town, such was the focus on Sturgeon. The Taoiseach had a proud picture taken with her (not a selfie, mind you), as did every single politician and passing interested party.

Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson were in attendance, as were Theresa Villiers, Philip Hammond and Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones, but their photos were not going viral in social media land.

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