Sinn Fein hypocrisy
Madam – Well done, Emer O'Kelly, but we should not be surprised at various Sinn Fein events and actions which are offensive to ordinary decent people given that they have been led to believe that anything they do or say will not lead to serious questioning, challenge or outcry at their hypocrisies by most media commentators.
Let's look, for instance, at their approach and contrasting stances to child abuse; towards Cardinal Brady on the one hand and towards Gerry Adams on the other; in the matter of failure to report incidents of child abuse.
Likewise their high moral stance on recent incidents involving Roma children contrasts with their involvement in what was described in an article by Prof Liam Kennedy (Sunday Independent, October 24), as the worst form of child abuse in western Europe. This was in reference to their practice of blowing the knees or ankles off children as young as 12 or 13.