Northern Ireland

Former deputy leader of Green Party joins Sinn Fein

A former deputy leader of the Green Party has decided to join Sinn Fein.

Dr Peter Doran, who had been a member of the Greens for more than 20 years, said he left six months ago because of "misgivings" over economic policies.

"It may look like a giant leap from the Green Party to Sinn Fein, but I feel in personal terms it's a consistent move," he said.

Dr Doran, originally from Londonderry, is a law lecturer at Queen's University.