All Ireland Sinn Fein

Letter in today’s Irish Times.

Interesting consequence of the elections.

A chara,

So Matt Carthy has completed Sinn Féin’s remarkable quadruple – a seat in each of Ireland’s European constituencies.

For the first time, every person in Ireland is represented by an elected member from the same party – every single one of us, from Antrim to Kerry, has a Sinn Féin MEP.

I imagine this fact will cheer some more than others, but it should please the almost half a million voters who gave Sinn Féin their first preference – over 100,000 more than any other party.

Is mise,
Daire Mag Cuill,
Baile Átha Cliath 7.