Controversy lingers despite good performance

Paul O’Brien in the Examiner does not believe that Sinn Fein’s president Gerry Adams quite managed to shake off the ghost at the feast: “It [the sppech] was meant to be one of triumph, of a party celebrating its centennial, as sure of its destiny as it was of its past. But events of the last few weeks had changed all that. The quagmire SF has found itself in of late meant a strong measure of introspection was unavoidable”.

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