David Vance has a short blog piece on the growing numbers of Sinn Fein members it seems were present in the bar. We know of three names and seven party members who’ve been suspended. Despite speculation to the contrary, if that is all who were present at the melee in which Brendan Devine was attacked, then the party may have successfully completed its damage limitation. However, whilst the details of that night remain less than transparent, suspicions will linger.
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