Sinn Féin ends opposition to juryless courts with landmark vote

Party leader Mary Lou McDonald tells ard fheis that the change in policy is a new way for courts to tackle criminal gangs

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
31st October, 2021
Sinn Féin ends opposition to juryless courts with landmark vote
Mary Lou McDonald, president of Sinn Féin, pictured with economic spokesperson Conor Murphy, finance spokesman Pearse Doherty and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill. Picture: PA

Sinn Féin has ended its complete opposition to juryless courts in a landmark vote at the party’s ard fheis yesterday.

In a speech at the close of the ard fheis at Dublin City University yesterday evening, Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin president, welcomed the change in policy as a way for courts to tackle criminal gangs, and as an opportunity to “replace 80-year-old emergency powers with fit for purpose, modern...

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