Wednesday 7 December 2016

The absurdity of legitimising SF

Published 12/11/2010 | 05:00

WITH reference to the Donegal South West by-election, Martina Devlin (Irish Independent, November 11) intimates just one strand in the sheaf of what is so absurd about this current Government and its contempt for democratic representation.

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Not satisfied with its heroics to date, it has recast Sinn Fein as the saviour of the Republic.

The last time I witnessed such legitimacy bestowed on Sinn Fein was at a Shane McGowan concert; at least there was a bit of craic there and I didn't have to worry about waking up the next morning with the singer as my Taoiseach.

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