Saturday 3 December 2016

Low-key Soldiers of Destiny go incognito at RDS for annual pow-wow

Published 25/04/2015 | 02:30

Michael Martin
Michael Martin

Outside the RDS the billboards flagging events in the complex are sporting stylish posters this weekend. Beside a white map of Ireland surrounded by green is the logo '76ú' and no other clue to what it represents.

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Any vaguely curious citizen strolling by might surmise that some sort of agri-conference or tourism show was in full swing.

But no - they're signalling that the 76th Fianna Fáil Árd Fheis is under way. They are also signalling that Fianna Fáil is still leery of its welcome, and therefore chose to erect a sort of enigmatic gang sign - an insider symbol that only the paid-up subalterns of the Soldiers of Destiny would recognise.

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