Friends of Sinn Fein

Martin has gone off to America to persuade Irish Americans to be “elated” (according to todays IN) at the IRAs recent surrender.

I understand that Gerry will be off to the European Parliament next Wedensday for an “informal question and answer” session with MEPs. Alas, rumour has it, the President and Vice President of the Commission have refused a meeting. As have the leaders of the EPP-ED, the Socalist and Liberal groups! This leaves the extreme left (which includes the two Shinners), the Greens and the extreme right. Sounds like a pretty empty room to me!