Leaving the church and into Sinn Fein?

Pól O Muirí argues that there has always been a cold distance between the Catholic church and armed Republicanism, and indeed sees a connection between a rapid secularisation and the rise of Sinn Fein.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty