After Adams, Murphy?

The Sunday Tribune does some futuring around Sinn Fein and the role of Gerry Adams. It argues that there are north/south tensions within the organisation highlighted by the difficulties in the last Irish elections and shift to a “broad-based” southern leadership. Donegal Sinn Féin councillor Padraig MacLochlainn acknowledges:

“Unfortunately, from a republican perspective, there are two different jurisdictions and two different economies and two different realities on the island.”

One interviewee claims that as regard the future:

The prevailing view is pointing towards Conor Murphy as Adams’s successor. He is personable and has a good record as a minister. He is competent and clean-cut. He is also from South Armagh, he was in the IRA and he has done his time which is still seen as important among northern republicans.

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