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Dublin showing hypocrisy over SF

Published 15/09/2015

In the Republic's elections next year the political parties will face the same situation that currently faces Stormont. No political party in the south wants to go into government with Sinn Fein.

The situation is so desperate that Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, who have always been rivals during the history of the state, have agreed to transfer votes to keep Sinn Fein out. We then have to watch the incredible posturing of the Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan, trying to save the Northern Ireland institutions and encouraging power-sharing.

It seems Sinn Fein are good enough to be in government in Northern Ireland according to Dublin, but are not good enough for the Republic's parties on their side of the border.

Maurice Fitzgerald

Cork

Belfast Telegraph

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