Friday 24 March 2017

Sinn Féin's inconvenient truth: why the hard questions will keep coming

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams
Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams

Suzanne Breen

On the face of it, Sinn Féin is a highly attractive political alternative for a nation sick to the teeth of establishment politicians.

It has a front bench of young, able and articulate TDs, policies that resonate with voters ground down by austerity, and an energy at grassroots level that's the envy of its electoral rivals.

But Sinn Féin differs fundamentally from its opponents in many other ways, and these differences are far from flattering.

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