Sinn Féin is an unashamedly populist party, says Ó Broin

The party’s Housing spokesperson insists that when Mary Lou McDonald or Gerry Adams rail against the elites, ‘that‘s a populist strategic manoeuvre’

Eoin Ó Broin, Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Housing: ‘For me, it’s about what you do, not where you’re from.’ Picture:

Is Sinn Féin a populist party? While his party press office may deny it and his party membership and leader may not identify as one, Eoin Ó Broin is resolute. Sinn Féin is a populist party and proudly so.

“Populism isn’t a flash in the pan thing,” the party’s spokesperson for Housing said on a recent episode of the Europe’s New Political Economy podcast.

“It’s here to stay for quite some time and I think ...