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The many questions that need answers as Sinn Féin edges closer to government

Dan O'Brien


There is much - far too much - that we still need to know about Sinn Féin as it fixes power in its sights, writes Dan O'Brien

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Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams at Bobby Storey’s funeral. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams at Bobby Storey’s funeral. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams at Bobby Storey’s funeral. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

What is the biggest question facing this island in the times to come? That is the appropriate issue to discuss in this, my final column in these pages.

Now, all thoughts are on Covid and its devastating effects. But the pandemic will pass, as all pandemics in the past have done. The devastation it has wrought, however, will leave long-lasting scars. It is for medics to model the health effects, but it is already clear that the effects on livelihoods will be at least as serious as the property crash.


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