Gerry McGeough, a convicted IRA gun-runner and former Sinn Fein Executive member, has said in an Sunday World interview he is considering running in Fermanagh and South Tyrone as an independent. He says:
Someone has to stand up to Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party.
He argues that the DUP is not fit for government and that the Garda should be used to police nationalist communities.
When Gerry McGeough quit Sinn Fein he accused it of abandoning the goal of a United Ireland and adopting a policy that would lead to the introduction of abortion. His social conservatism and arch-traditional Catholic views has led some to accuse him of facism. He edits the magazine ‘The Hibernian’. He has also authored two books about his time in the PIRA.