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Sinn Féin’s secret prying into our political lives is a prelude of things to come

Eoghan Harris


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Cartoon by Jim Cogan

Cartoon by Jim Cogan

Cartoon by Jim Cogan

Soon after the last general election, when I realised the Irish Republic had no stomach for standing up to Sinn Féin, I added Barry Desmond’s political memoir Finally And In Conclusion to the few comfort books at my bedside.

Barry Desmond, a brilliant Labour minister for health, saw through Sinn Féin from the start and supported every measure — from special courts to Section 31 to slow its campaign of subversion in the Republic.


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