Big news of the weekend was Mary Harney’s attack on Sinn Fein, and notably she claimed that Kerry North Sinn Féin TD Mr Martin Ferris was a member of the IRA’s Army Council. A claim which Ferris denies. However it seems likely that without a legal response, it is now open for political rivals to make such explicit claims of Sinn Fein’s interconnection with the senior ranks of the IRA.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty