Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Fein criticised for selling IRA T-shirt online

By Staff Reporter

Sinn Fein have been strongly criticised in the Republic of Ireland for selling an IRA branded T-shirt on their online shop.

The T-shirt features masked men pictured in the letters 'IRA' with the words "Undefeated Army" underneath.

It is described as "a tribute to the men and women who led the struggle against British occupation of Ireland".

Fine Gael Senator Joe O'Reilly told Tuesday's Newstalk Breakfast show that "this approach to politics is no longer acceptable".

He said: "I think a political party has to abandon this kind of thing, and I think it's important it stops. There's a cohort of young men who have not experienced the Troubles, who have not been part of a generation that knew violence - this has the potential to influence them.

"I don't think there's a justification for that kind of thing in the present context."

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