As if to testify to the content-free nature of the electoral battle within Nationalism (it’s not much better in Unionism), here are three distinct views on the speech Gerry Adams made at the beginning of the campaign, all published in the last few days. Bertie Ahern, who is unimpressed given the continuance of recruitment for the IRA. Gerry Adams, who believes internal discussions can’t go on for too long. And Anthony McIntyre, who’s lost count of the endless procession of historic moments in recent times at least. Altogether now!
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