Dissent in the ranks for SF

A very interesting statement from Sean Hayes, one of the Sinn Féin party members suspended after the Robert McCartney murder, in this report from Irelandclick.com – transcribed by the eagle-eyed Newshound. Although he ends with a rallying cry for Sinn Féin, he’s critical of the party’s decision to suspend him and Deirdre Hargey, and the report claims that other party members have resigned in protest. Sean Hayes also states “I have had many people who supported Deirdre approaching me and saying that they are not going to vote for Sinn Féin now.” and, worryingly for Sinn Féin in the teeth of an election, “Thanks to this, the party in south east Belfast and the Ormeau Road has been effectively shut down.”