As a general rule, “casting up” past misdemeanours of Sinn Féin is pointless. Either it is regarded as “ancient history” by young people or simply constant repetition of soundbites like “Sinn Féin-IRA” lose all meaning.
Our Peace Process required a certain amount of overlooking their Past…to bring them into the mainstream. History will judge if we got it right or if we compromised ourselves and our dignity too much.
It is simple enough. I welcome compromise. I do not like BEING compromised.
So for the most part, Sinn Féin is regarded as a normal political party. And like any politicians…indeed citizens…they have the right to be outraged by the way whistle-blower, Garda Sgt Maurice McCabe was treated.
As the truth unravels, it is obvious that he and his family were treated very badly. I have little time for Taoiseach Enda Kenny and even less time for Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone. It is obvious that questions need to be answered.
So a set piece in Dáil Éireann today and we could certainly expect An Taoiseach to engage in a little deflection. Gerry Adams TD made it easy for him. When Adams gets up on his hind legs to pontificate about anything, he is always on bad ground.
Gerry Adams pontificating about a “whistle-blower” !!!! As An Taoiseach pointed out bluntly Adams and Sinn Féin’s treatment of Mairia Cahill was a disgrace.
Adams and Sinn Féin….total hypocrites.