Tuesday 27 June 2017

Sinn Fein celebrates terrorists who open fire on police officers

Gerry Adams has no right to rail against the mistreatment of decent gardai doing their jobs

Outspoken: TD Richard Boyd Barrett Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Outspoken: TD Richard Boyd Barrett Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There can be few stranger sights in Irish politics than Sinn Fein pretending to defend and respect An Garda Siochana.

This is a party whose attitude to the force is probably best summed up by the attendance last week of its new Northern leader, Michelle O'Neill, at a vigil to commemorate four IRA members who opened fire on a police station with a heavy machine gun.

The men, who came from O'Neill's home village of Clonoe, Co Tyrone, all died when the SAS had the audacity to shoot back. Now suddenly SF is the best friends of the boys in blue, just because it wants to score a hit on the Government in its hour of chaos over the Maurice McCabe affair.

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