How Ireland Inc is changing tack as Sinn Féin’s path to power opens up
Lobbyists for commercial interests which might have avoided contact with the party in the past are now pursuing it, anticipating it playing a lead role in the next government
Mary Lou McDonald likes to accuse the government of “rolling out the red carpet” for “vulture” funds and institutional investors. At her party’s ard fheis last month, the Sinn Féin leader told delegates that people had “had it” with governments “for the developers and bankers, for the cosy club and the insiders”.
But an analysis of the Lobbying Register by the Business Post shows that Sinn Féin has been meeting many of the most influential ...