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Gerry Adams TD with from left Mary Lou McDonald TD, MEPs Liadh Ní Riada, Martina Anderson and Lynne Boylan, and  Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For reporters based in Leinster House, a routine assignment is to find out what happened at the weekly parliamentary party meetings. These are meeting(...)