Sunday February 16, 2020

Sinn Féin’s policies don’t hold up to proper scrutiny

Sinn Féin’s unlikely resurgence could put it in position to become part of the next government, but its populist stance on issues such as tax could be disastrous for the economy

26th January, 2020
Mary Lou McDonald and Councillor Janice Boylan of Sinn Féin canvassing Minnie Poland and Joanna Boylan at St Michan’s Flats in Dublin city centre: the party’s core policies ought to cause concern for those who wish to secure Ireland’s future Picture: Maura Hickey

Focus has inevitably turned to the Sinn Féin party during this general election campaign, as it has increased support dramatically in successive opinion polls.

Today’s Business Post poll showed Sinn Féin climbing eight points, since the last poll in November, to 19 per cent. If this is replicated in voting on February 8, it would be difficult for the two main parties to ignore Sinn Féin in the context of forming a...

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