Monday 1 May 2017

Sinn Fein's smiling posters stained by Provo past

The fresh young faces who smile down from Sinn Fein posters regard Mary Lou McDonald as their role model. Illustration: Jim Cogan
The fresh young faces who smile down from Sinn Fein posters regard Mary Lou McDonald as their role model. Illustration: Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

"From his toes to his groin, they used iron bars. For his upper body, they brought nail-studded cudgels. He had no chance. It was eight against one. His friends could hear the sound of the iron bars cracking against his bones and of Paul Quinn begging for mercy." – Suzanne Breen, Sunday Tribune, October 2007

A PROVISIONAL IRA unit in South Armagh murdered Paul Quinn by breaking every bone in his body. That was only seven years ago. Mary Lou McDonald did not open her mouth.

That is why I don't subscribe to the mindless media mantra that McDonald should take over from Gerry Adams. That would make Sinn Fein's murky project more palatable. And turn their incoming tide into a tsunami.

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