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SF’s lack of nuance on Gaza conflict should ring alarm bells for voters

Leader Mary Lou McDonald’s speech to the recent party ard fheis showed a painful lack of sophistication on a sensitive and complex issue

Mary Lou McDonald gives her leader’s speech at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Athlone last week. ‘It is alarming that a politician with pretensions to be the next taoiseach could be so untutored in the essentials of Irish foreign policy.’ Picture: RollingNews

We are 18 months away, at most, from a general election, so it is time to pay attention to what our leaders and would-be leaders do and say. This is especially true of Sinn Féin, which on current polling could be the largest party in Dáil Éireann, with a claim to form the next government.

As the election approaches, the real Sinn Féin is beginning to stand up. It has wooed the business community; dropped ...