Saturday 18 November 2017

Adams milked the McGuinness funeral as our politicians folded

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Let's pray that the canonisation of Martin McGuinness promotes good politics in Northern Ireland. Because it has delivered a deadly blow to democratic politics in the Republic of Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, we must hope that the benign, lasting image is of Arlene Foster in a Roman Catholic Church with a tricoloured coffin containing the mortal remains of a leader of the IRA which had once tried to murder her father.

But in the Republic, the political retina will only retain the moral squalor of watching Gerry Adams patronisingly ushering our Taoiseach along the front row of the pews.

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