Gerry Adams has promised to come out fighting (a month later) on Justice Minister Michael McDowell’s assertion that for Sinn Fein and the IRA the latter’s Army Council is the legitimate government of Ireland. McDowell’s defining line at the time may have been the old Orwell line: …who controls the past, controls the future. Is Sinn Fein recognising the new lines of engagement too late? Keep watching this space.
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