At Liberty Hall in Dublin 1.

Members and supporters of Sinn Féin attend a rally for the party, hosted by Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (top middle) and (from left) Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill and TDs Eoin Ó Bróin and Louise O’Reilly.

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Pics: Rollingnews

33 thoughts on “Liberty Belle

  1. JD

    They don’t have the numbers for the change they promote. It is a degree of frenzy in a post election honeymoon period. Yes the two party system is dead and that is a good thing. It has been hard for a long time to see the ideological difference between FF and FG. At the end of the day 3 out 4 people didn’t vote for Sinn Fein. There is a clear ideological water between FF / FG and SF so it then becomes a maths problem. SF don’t have the numbers with others but the centre right do.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      3 out of 4 didn’t vote FF
      3 out of 4 didn’t vote FG

      The marriage of FFG is close. And then we will have proper government and opposition in play.

      You can smell the fear of FFG

  2. Jam

    I prefer my elected officials to not be convicted bomb makers or people who think it’s necessary to shout ‘up the ra’ . In Waterford. In 2020.

      1. millie vanilly strikes again

        You’re right. Having no affordable housing prospects, a crumbling healthcare system, no infrastructure to speak of to support the population boom, and chronic mismanagement of government monies from successive governments has taught us nothing.

          1. millie vanilly strikes again

            Lol. Playing the fool suits you.

            Don’t suppose you got a look at Prime Time last night?

          2. BobbyJ

            You might want to reconsider your post.

            Did you intend to list years when Government was run by FF or FG? Are you saying that both of these parties have mismanaged the state since 1940? Why do you still support such mismanagement?

          3. Rob_G

            Ah yeah – fastest growing economy in the EU 5 or 6 years in a row, and a cradle-to-grave welfare state that permits people on the scratcher to buy iPhone Xs – sure, tis like living in Sierra Leone, so it is…

        1. Scundered

          Try having all of the above plus a civil war, they haven’t witnessed that yet but they soon will.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            Well you may see an uprising alright (against the West Brits and their poodles). In fact it’s underway already.

    1. Ringsend Incinerator

      Expect the FG Stasi to introduce a ban on public meetings tomorrow – on basis of Coronavirus fears. Won’t be a problem for Labour anyway.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      The so-called journalists in this country obviously don’t work nights. At least not in journalism.
      Quite a few years ago, when the Indo had a comment section, I used to comment there. SoI got an email a couple of days ago telling me as follows:

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      That was the best laugh I had this week so far.

      1. Rob_G

        Maybe they can’t afford for journalists to work nights because people don’t pay for consuming their content any more.

  3. Dr.Fart

    i’m mostly coming into the comments section of these articles to revel in the woe of Rob_G and Cian. They’re getting quieter and quieter. Great to see the drummer boys of the establishment become a fringe occupying minority of crakpots. Still trying to tell us the safe and good option is the party who wasted an economic boom, destroyed every sector, and couldn’t keep out of a controversary for more than a week while in office. And now finally, that ridiculous view is to the side and held by very few, as it should be.

    1. Rob_G

      It’s not actually clear from your comment if you are supposed to be referring to FF, or FG, or both. It’s hard to tell, particularly because both of those parties got within 2% of the number of first preferences that SF did.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Eh? Why was Jeffrey Donaldson addressing the FG Ard Fheis, and him not even a member (as far as we know anyway) of FG.
      Will you ever g’way our dat

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