John Walsh: Sinn Féin is now closer to Leo’s Fine Gael and Micheál’s Fianna Fáil than its 2011 self

As the country’s most populist party, Sinn Féin has realised the path to power lies not on the hard left where it used to stand but in the centre ground

Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin leader: the party is moving firmly to the political centre ground. Picture: PA