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Ruth Dudley Edwards

Why it's time for Sinn Fein to call off the 'Shinnerbots' and their social media trolling

Ruth Dudley Edwards


Michelle O'Neill was abused online but it's tame compared to what I receive, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards

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Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald could denounce the social media trolling

Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald could denounce the social media trolling

Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald could denounce the social media trolling

Three Sinn Fein communications in the last few days intrigued me. What was Francie Molloy, the MP for Mid Ulster, up to when he wrote: "We were sold a pup with the GFA - no commitment from either Dublin or London to deliver for Nationalists or Republicans, it was just a bluff"?

Was it inspired by HQ peevishness at Taoiseach's Micheal Martin's sincere desire for mutual respect between nationalists and unionists and north and south?

Had Francie been asked by HQ to convey a message to the British and Irish Governments? Or was it a solo run?