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Irish party leaders can’t hypocritically scold unionists on Sinn Féin

Fionnan Sheahan


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Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill with party president Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: PA/Liam McBurney

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill with party president Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: PA/Liam McBurney

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Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill with party president Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: PA/Liam McBurney

Stagnation once again.

The word in Belfast is Sinn Féin have to bring up Mary Lou McDonald to do the really hard work in the Northern Ireland Assembly election campaign. The appearance of the leader from down south on the BBC flagship election coverage echoes Gerry Adams’s role in leadership debates in Dublin before he was a TD.


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