Tipp SF Councillor says either Gerry Adams goes or he will…

I know I’ve had some criticism for suggesting last summer that Gerry Adams should either step down, or make it clear that his position is contestable from within the party. The idea was not to damage the party, but rather for them to use Adams’ public profile and considerable political capital before it diminishes further. As one friend at the paper suggested the time, just saying it in public may well have ensured it wouldn’t happen, since the Adams’ leadership is not known for taking even friendly criticism well. Now it seems the public criticism is coming for the first time from within the party, albeit in the Republic. David Cochrane over at Politics.ie

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