Pat Rabbitte: Sinn Féin’s aggressive Dáil stance is not apparent in static Stormont
Paralysis afflicts the Northern executive, even during the existential crisis that is Covid-19. People must be asking themselves if their system of governance is fit for purpose or if the mindset of the politicians is to blame
Brandishing its all-Ireland status as a political organisation is Sinn Féin’s proudest boast. The rest are ‘Partition’ or ‘Free State’ parties – well, not the Greens – lacking in the moral authority conferred by history on Sinn Féin.
In an attempt to keep up and stop Sinn Féin eating its lunch, Fianna Fáil made a couple of forays into the North without spectacular success. However,...
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