Richard Delevan, in his sicNotes, asks whether, in response to the increasingly critical atmosphere, Sinn FÃ©in is using the PR tactic of “flooding the zone” – Richard, in particular, focuses on a comparison of two recent editions of RTE Liveline. As he points out, ‘flooding the zone’ may be a crude tactic â€“ whether in support of a candidate or a point of view â€“ but it can work. At least as a one-off. And it can give the appearance of â€œgrass rootsâ€ opinion, when in fact itâ€™s been orchestrated.It may also be worth noting Sinn FÃ©in TD Aengus Ã“ Snodaigh’s response to those recent convictions when interviewed on RTÃ‰ news – including the claim that he, Mr Ã“ Snodaigh, could not be held responsible for Niall Binead, a SF member [and election agent IIRC] convicted last November of, as RTÃ‰ reports, “similar offences.”
So, is that an example of a Sinn FÃ©in member convicted of a criminal activity?