Friday December 6, 2019

Sinn Féin mulls numerous own goals in review of presidential campaign

Party members critical of decision to attack Michael D Higgins as part of a campaign strategy

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th March, 2019
Mary Lou McDonald, president of Sinn Féin, and Liadh Ní Riada, Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Picture: RollingNews

Sinn Féin’s review of its disastrous presidential election campaign has uncovered a series of mistakes by the party.

The review was carried out on a 32-county basis by key party figures, including Kerry TD Martin Ferris and Dublin Bay North TD Denise Mitchell. There was also a five-hour meeting of the Sinn Féin parliamentary party where criticisms of the election strategy were aired.

The final report, which has been...

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