Wednesday 22 November 2017

THE FLOATING VOTER PODCAST: 'There is a danger of McGuinness being canonised and his funeral used for political ends'

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill (left) Mary Lou McDonald (middle) and Gerry Adams (right) during the funeral procession of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness. Photo: Thomas McMullan/PA Wire
Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill (left) Mary Lou McDonald (middle) and Gerry Adams (right) during the funeral procession of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness. Photo: Thomas McMullan/PA Wire

On this week’s show, Political Editor, Kevin Doyle, is joined by INM Political Correspondents, Niall O’Connor and John Downing, as they discuss Martin McGuinness’ legacy, Enda’s endless departure, and ask if a dress code is really needed in the Dail?

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Is the legacy of Martin McGuinness that of peace-maker or can his violent past be forgotten?

'History is being re-written to a large degree this week,' said John Downing on the show.  'There is a danger of McGuinness being canonised and his funeral used for political ends.  He did direct heinous crimes while with the IRA that he failed to acknowledge in his lifetime.'

The panel were agreed that McGuinness' passing will now speed up a generational change in Sinn Fein but the question is whether it will leave a vacuum in their party?

Each week on the Floating Voter, INM's political team discuss the main issues affecting Irish politics, bursting the bubble around Leinster House.  New episodes on Independent.ie every Thursday.

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