Sinn Fein looking for high profile candidates…

Interesting titbit in the Sunday Independent today. Apparently the party has approached the captain of the victorious Cork team, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín. A good move for the party if it is going to reverse the set backs it has had in gaining traction amongst the middle class vote in the Republic. But at 28, and with his attention more on building his own business than a career in politics, Seán Óg turned them down. Even so, it is a strong indication of the party’s determination to finally move outside its working class base.

Categories Uncategorised Tags

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.