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Sinn Fein caught between the future and the past

Gene Kerrigan


Those who want change are unlikely to settle for new faces that already sound a bit like FF/FG, writes Gene Kerrigan

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Republicans line the streets of west Belfast for the funeral of Bobby Storey.  Picture: Colm O'Reilly

Republicans line the streets of west Belfast for the funeral of Bobby Storey. Picture: Colm O'Reilly

Republicans line the streets of west Belfast for the funeral of Bobby Storey. Picture: Colm O'Reilly

Sinn Fein took a hiding last week, and deservedly so. There was, unsurprisingly, a "gotcha" element in the media coverage that followed Bobby Storey's funeral.

This allowed the party's defenders to claim that the criticism was just another example of the media being tied to the FF/FG agenda.

But this is far more serious than that.