Friday 30 September 2016

Sinn Féin make a 'booby' with unfortunate typo in Mary Lou McDonald's election leaflet

Published 08/02/2016 | 09:59

Sinn Fein has withdrawn the 'Booby Sands' leaflet
Sinn Fein has withdrawn the 'Booby Sands' leaflet
Sinn Fein has withdrawn the 'Booby Sands' leaflet
Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Tom Burke

The late hunger striker Bobby Sands is revered in Sinn Féin so a typo in Mary Lou McDonald's election leaflet will leave her team particularly red-faced.

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It quotes the Republican prisoner who died during his protest as saying "everyone, Republican or otherwise has their part to play".

But in a somewhat unfortunate error, the line is attributed to "Booby Sands".

A Sinn Fein spokeswoman said the leaflet was part of a small print run in the Cabra area but that it had been "withdrawn".

Bobby Sands: IRA prisoner died after 66 days on hunger strike in the H Blocks
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"It contained a typo that should never have been printed or distributed," she added.

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