Andersonstown News Group Managing Director, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, writing on his blog, admits knowing of Sinn Fein voter fraud: “I know a guy (to whom I remain very close) who voted 13 times in the 1983 election when Gerry Adams took the West Belfast seat from Gerry Fitt, one of the most important milestones passed in this revolution. Wish I was that guy on Sunday week at the Sinn Féin special ard fheis.”
Sinn Fein has consistently denied allegations of voter fraud in the past, as this article from this Andersonstown News illustrates.
“One thing that can be said about the Sinn Féin push on policing, it’s certainly put some punch back in the peace process. This evening I met a senior unionist commentator in South Belfast who acknowledges that the DUP are split but that Ian can still carry the day. On the pragmatic side: the Boy Jeffrey, Baby Doc, Peter Robinson, and Gregory, on the powersharing-over-our-dead-bodies side: Jim Allister, the Rev Willie McCrea and Nigel Dodds. My unionist friend wanted to know if nationalists could stomach the DUP declaring it a victory on having “tamed the Shinners” when Sinn Féin goes on the Policing Board (a boast which would be aimed at their own people as much as to have a dig at Sinn Féin).
I put that question later in the evening to a man who spent much of the late eighties up to his neck in bunkers built under kitchens in Ballymurphy (someone, by the way, should picture one of these before they’re gone forever, they make the Cu Chi tunnels look like the Grosvenor Road underpass). His answer: this is just another department we need to get sorted out, let’s get in there and get it done.
He was tickled, by the way, by my preliminary shopping list: I’m only dealing with the PSNI in Irish, I want the Union Flag removed from any police station in a nationalist area on the so-called designated days, and I want no poppies worn unless the Easter Lily is also worn). “That’s great,” he said, “you’ve just opened about ten new fronts, issues I hadn’t even thought of.” I know a guy (to whom I remain very close) who voted 13 timesin the 1983 election when Gerry Adams took the West Belfast seat from Gerry Fitt, one of the most important milestones passed in this revolution. Wish I was that guy on Sunday week at the Sinn Féin special ard fheis.”
posted by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir at 10:22 PM