Editorial View: Too many politicians failing to cover themselves in glory

The failure of Sinn Féin politicians to socially distance at Bobby Storey’s funeral and the whingeing of Fianna Fáil TDs who were passed over for cabinet posts added up to an unedifying week for our politics

5th July, 2020
Editorial View: Too many politicians failing to cover themselves in glory
Michelle O’Neill, the Deputy First Minister and Sinn Féin Northern leader posed for a selfie with one mourner at the funeral of Bobby Storey last week

It took three years to get the Northern Assembly up and running. Now relations have been damaged once again by the conduct of Sinn Féin’s most senior politicians at the funeral of Bobby Storey, the former IRA member.

It was always going to be the case that Sinn Féin would seek to prominently mark the passing of Storey, given the importance that republicans attach to funerals. But the party would have...

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