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Of course Sinn Fein has always been known for arrogance... it's in its DNA (as in Do Not Admit)

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Bobby Storey's funeral laid bare republicans' sense of entitlement as never before, writes Nelson McCausland

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Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill attending Bobby Storey’s funeral in west Belfast on June 30

Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill attending Bobby Storey’s funeral in west Belfast on June 30

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'Remember how long it took for Sinn Fein to come to terms with Barry McElduff's horrendous Kingsmill tweet?'

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Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill attending Bobby Storey’s funeral in west Belfast on June 30

Raise your hand if you like arrogant people. I doubt if there are many readers raising their hands. There is something deeply unpleasant about arrogance. There's something ugly about that sense of "superiority and exaggerated self-importance", as well as the selfishness and smugness.

Back in January and February Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald used the word "arrogant" when she blasted other political parties in the Irish Republic for denying her party a place in the next coalition government.

In fact it wasn't enough for her to say they were "arrogant", she described them as "incredibly arrogant".