Micheál Martin: Sinn Féin is stuck in its abstentionist past

The party’s refusal to take its Westminster seats serves only to support the British government and has given the DUP the whip hand

11th June, 2017

Thursday’s British election has created a further level of uncertainty for Ireland which we need decisive action to address.

It is understandable that much of the commentary has focused on the politics of campaigning strategy and personalities; however, this gets in the way of engaging with the much bigger issues at stake.

We should certainly note the enormous gap between the expectations of the political and pundit class and the reality of public...

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