Friday July 10, 2020

FF must rediscover a sense for Northern nationalism

The party’s current attitudes to the North seem a very long way from those of the Haughey, Reynolds and Ahern eras

5th August, 2018
Former taoisigh Albert Reynolds and Bertie Ahern both played a major role in the peace process, but the Fianna Fáil leaders who followed them have not demonstrated the same understanding of Northern nationalists PA

The change has been subdued but perceptible. In the maelstrom of current politics, with Brexit looming over everything, it is understandable that not much fuss has been made about it. But how many of you sense that the old understanding between Fianna Fáil and Northern nationalism, in place since the Troubles began, seems now to have changed fundamentally?

These days, under Micheál Martin’s leadership, Fianna Fáil’s traditional instinctive understanding of the Northern crisis...

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