Sinead and the Shinners: “Sometimes you have to creep before you crawl.”

As noted earlier, attracting the attention of celebrities a tricky business for political parties, even if it’s not Sinead O’Connor (she hasn’t gone away you know).

Francie Molloy in what reads like an extended [and uninterrupted] electoral message as he prepares to defend the Mid Ulster seat he won in cruise control, had his own inimitable message for Sinead…

“Sinead didn’t start off well by first of all looking for the leadership to resign – sometimes you have to creep before you crawl.”

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