Micheál Martin: Adams's undermining of the State proves he should never run it
The recent trial and conviction of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy has provided us all with an extraordinary insight into the mindset of Sinn Féin and its longtime leader.
Gerry Adams's attack on the State's legal process and his defence of Mr Murphy, claiming that he was treated "unfairly" and that he was "a good republican" is absolutely astonishing and further reinforces the fact that Sinn Féin is simply unfit for Government.
This response is however completely in character with the way the Sinn Féin leadership has behaved in a string of cases in recent times. Quite simply, they are more interested in protecting their own than respecting and enforcing the rule of law.