Be careful what you wish for

Following yesterday’s undiplomatic outburst by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams – “They [the two governments] need to take their heads out of their asses for a start” – RTE reported that the Minister of State, Brian Lenihan (responding with appropriate sensitivity) said Sinn Féin is milking the peace process for political gain and that the Government’s patience is running out.

Speaking on RTÉ, he said the Taoiseach would not break off talks, despite what he called recent improper threats from the IRA.

He said Sinn Féin took their line from the Army Council and not from the people who gave them a mandate.

Hmm.. Sounds like a clear enough view.