Fianna Fail Arrives

After having flirted for a while with the idea of seeking elected office in the north of Ireland, it looks like the Fianna Fail leadership’s hand has finally been forced with the news that Independent MLA, Gerry McHugh, has joined the party. The former Sinn Fein MLA for Fermanagh South Tyrone is interviewed today in the Irish News about his decision to join the party. The fact that a key local figure such as Peter Quinn has also declared firmly for the party should be taken as a serious statement of intent. It would appear that the electoral contest within nationalism has taken a new direction.