Sunday 11 December 2016

Shadow of the gunman and Adams's legacy continue to hamper Sinn Féin

Published 18/03/2016 | 02:30

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Arthur Carron
Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Arthur Carron

What now for Sinn Féin? It might seem like a strange question for a party that has just added nine seats to its Dáil representation. But, make no mistake, the party is at a crossroads.

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The leadership is putting on a brave face, but privately they are reeling.

Failing to break 14pc of the first preference vote was certainly disappointing. And 23 seats was at the lower end of what the party was hoping for.

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