Pearse Doherty: Man Of Conviction

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman is used to derision from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael but with the party likely to have a role in the next government, Doherty is poised to take the chance to turn SF’s populist politics into action

10th September, 2017
Pearse Doherty: ‘We do not subscribe to the idea of attaching the six with the 26’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

The untimely death of Martin McGuinness earlier this year, and the confirmation last week that Gerry Adams will signal plans for his own departure in November, mean that Sinn Féin is now undergoing the most radical change in its modern history.

But some things remain the same. For the best part of the last decade, Pearse Doherty has been producing pre-budget submissions that have been derided by the political establishment. “Shinnernomics,” some have...

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