Monday 24 July 2017

Paul Williams: Gerry's moral high ground is crumbling beneath him

Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Fein and TD for Louth
Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Fein and TD for Louth

Gerry Adams has been perched comfortably on the high moral ground in Dail Eireann since his election as a TD for Louth. From his coveted vantage point, above his adoring comrades in Sinn Fein, he never misses an opportunity to lecture the political establishment about morality and the truth.

But in Gerry's sense of self-belief – or self-delusion – there is no place for questions about his own unquestionable morality or attitude to the truth.

The former IRA godfather, who could be the Tanaiste after the next general election, easily swats away awkward questions about the IRA's campaign of murder and mayhem, confusing his inquisitors with obfuscation and meaningless guff.

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