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Sinn Fein 'boobs' over Bobby Sands election leaflet quote

Published 08/02/2016

Sinn Fein said the literature has been withdrawn.
Sinn Fein said the literature has been withdrawn.

Sinn Fein has made a bit of a "boob" in election literature for the forthcoming vote in the Republic.

A leaflet for the party's deputy leader, Mary Lou McDonald quotes hunger striker Bobby Sands as saying "everyone, republican or otherwise has their part to play".

But in a somewhat unfortunate error, the line is attributed to "Booby Sands".

Sinn Fein said the leaflet was part of a small print run in the Cabra area.

A spokesman said it should never have been printed or distributed and has been withdrawn.

The Republic's General Election will be held on February 26.

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