Sunday 24 September 2017

Changing of guard won't solve all of SF's problems

'The easy option is to bring Adams back to Belfast and return him to Stormont as the de facto leader, while putting one of the younger figures forward as Deputy First Minister, with Adams shadowing the party in the background.' Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
'The easy option is to bring Adams back to Belfast and return him to Stormont as the de facto leader, while putting one of the younger figures forward as Deputy First Minister, with Adams shadowing the party in the background.' Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
Editorial

Editorial

Speaking of things that haven't gone away: Gerry Adams remains in command of Sinn Féin.

Command being the operative term, of course, for the long-serving leader of the republican movement of Sinn Féin-IRA.

The sad illness of Martin McGuinness leaves a huge void in Sinn Féin and leaves Adams as the sole leader of the party, as their double act will end.

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