The Labour leader says Sinn Fein has a “long way to go” before being considered as a potential partner in Government.
Eamon Gilmore was responding to a suggestion made by Gerry Adams at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Wexford, where he spoke of a future coalition between the country’s left wing parties.
While The Tanaiste didn’t rule out the possibilty – he was critical of Sinn Fein’s economic policies – and said the party had many legacy issues to sort out first…………..
However, in his speech to the Ard Fheis, Donegal North East Deputy and Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn said Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil would have it that nothing less than chivalrous happened in the Civil War or the war of independence. In his view, he said, no distinction could be made between them and the conflict in the North.
He told Highland Radio News this evening it’s time for people like Eamon Gilmore and others to stop hiding behind the legacy argument, and debate the politics of the here and now…………..