“Whatever you say, say nothing, when you talk about you know what…”*

Paul Duggan on the party whip being applied on the campus at UCC

Sinn Féin are bit touchy about Gerry Adams lately. This text, sent by a member of the Sinn Féin UCC branch, read: “Lads, off the back of the news about Gerry Adams, members of the Cumann are NOT to make any statement regarding the issue. Disciplinary action will be taken to anyone who does so.” 

Something there for other parties to learn from?

*H/T to the boul Colum Sands riffing off Heaney

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty