Sinn Fein shift..?

EVEN before Gerry Adams’ ‘regret’ over the Birmingham pub bombings, it seemed Sinn Fein representatives were lining up to put distance between the IRA and themselves…In UCD last week, Michelle Gildernew stated that Sinn Fein “support the right of people who have fled persecution abroad to find sanctuary here”.

I am sure this policy shift will come as great news to those the IRA has forcibly expelled from Ireland, particularly since Sinn Fein representatives have occasionally been the forebearers of the bad news to the threat recipient in the past.

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald has called for “tighter laws concerning arms exports and a tax levy on the arms trade”.

Stop laughing at the back. This is a serious issue. Just ask Andrew McCann.