No southern representation without taxation?

Sam Smyth in the Irish Independent today, reviews past attempts to get Northern Irish representation in the Dail, each of which failed – even when Clann na Poblachta successfully ran its 1948 election campaign on the admission of Northern MPs to the Oireachtas. He wonders why Sinn Fein thinks it can get anywhere this time out: “It is not democracy as we know it”.