The one thing worse than being talked about?

Interesting to see the responses to Gerry Adams’ hypothetical candidacy in Louth during the next, as yet uncalled, General Election. While all politics may be local, and the Donegal SW by-election will ultimately be decided by various local issues, Gerry Adams’ announcement managed to catapult Sinn Féin onto the front pages in the penultimate weekend of the campaign. Whether long-planned choreography, beginning with Arthur Morgan’s resignation, was unpacked by Pearse Doherty’s successful High Court action, is not likely to be admitted in the short term. In reality, … Read more

Arthur Morgan: “It’s just the right time”

The Dundalk Democrat reports that Sinn Féin TD for Louth, Arthur Morgan, has announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil in the next Irish General Election. I hope it wasn’t anything we might have said… From the statement by Arthur Morgan on the  Sinn Féin website. I have served two terms now as a Sinn Féin TD for Louth. It has been a great honour to represent the people of this county and it has been a … Read more