Monday 29 May 2017

There are double standards - and Sinn Féin's standards

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams speaking at the launch of the party’s election manifesto at the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams speaking at the launch of the party’s election manifesto at the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Tom Burke
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

From the moral high ground Mary Lou McDonald declared she wanted the gangsters hunted down, locked up and the keys thrown away.

Gerry Adams described them as "thugs" and said ordinary people "deserved the very best protection from the State and An Garda Síochána".

They rightly questioned whether Garda resources have been sliced too thin and said people were angry and living in fear. But then, buried on page 46 of their manifesto, was the truth according to Sinn Féin: "We will repeal the Offences Against the State Acts."

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