Miriam Lord: A very strange situation, including Gerry Adams, his PLO scarf and Bee-Gees hair

14/02/2020 19:45:00

Fianna Fáil queue up to give message of ABSF – ‘Anybody But Sinn Féin’

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Miriam Lord: With his PLO scarf, hopalong foot, Bee-Gees hair and sweat shirt emblazoned with the image of Mexican revolutionary Emialiano Zapata, Adams somehow managed to be the centre of attention without being the centre of attention

Fianna Fáil queue up to give message of ABSF – ‘Anybody But Sinn Féin’

Journalists were allowed into the packed Georgian Room to hear the leader’s speech, although the party press office had clarified the previous evening that the meeting itself was private and a question and answer session with Mary Lou would be facilitated back at Leinster House later on in the afternoon. This is not particularly unusual, despite a Daily Mail journalist getting very hot under the collar over this disgraceful attempt to curtail press freedom.

Republican dittyA deep voice rose from a seat along the wall near the top of the room. “The Man from the Daily Mail,” boomed Gerry Adams. This was a reference to a republican ditty of the same name, and of the type which might have been sung by a victorious Sinn Féin TD after an election count until intimations of government curtailed the singing of IRA songs in polite society.

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Gerry Gibb goes BG. Andy Adams goes SF. Never did i ever think that Gerry Adams would be compared to a Bee Gee😄 That is his Yasser Arafat look Gerry should thank every day he is alive due to the fact an off duty soldier saved him from being murdered. Shadowy figures of Sinn Fein/PIRA still control the so called new Sinn Fein.

Shes think. Its not a PLO scarf its an Arabic scarf. Only the centre of attention in that rented out space in your head..

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This is not particularly unusual, despite a Daily Mail journalist getting very hot under the collar over this disgraceful attempt to curtail press freedom. Republican ditty A deep voice rose from a seat along the wall near the top of the room. 'VERY MOVING' Kat O'Connor said: "Prime Time’s tribute to Keelin Shanley was just beautiful. “The Man from the Daily Mail,” boomed Gerry Adams. Struggled to hold back the tears. This was a reference to a republican ditty of the same name, and of the type which might have been sung by a victorious Sinn Féin TD after an election count until intimations of government curtailed the singing of IRA songs in polite society. Ireland has lost a phenomenal journalist and an even better woman. The former Sinn Féin leader is still wearing an immobilisation boot following an iPad related accident. Women writing about the body is not a new tradition – think of Virginia Woolf, Susan Sontag, Nuala O’Faoláin, Anne Enright – but in this MeToo era there is a notably wider interest and readership.

Gerry was at home writing with his iPad resting on his leg. A powerful way to remind us all of the important stories she told about those in our society who need our support. A powerful way to remind us all of the important stories she told about those in our society who need our support. He became so absorbed in his task the leg went to sleep and when he stood up his ankle buckled and he broke a bone in his foot. With his PLO scarf, hopalong foot, Bee-Gees hair and sweat shirt emblazoned with the image of Mexican revolutionary Emialiano Zapata, Adams somehow managed to be the centre of attention without being the centre of attention." One Twitter user said: "Powerful #RIP. As always, deputy leader Michelle O’Neill was brought along for the occasion." Another said: "That was lovely @MiriamOCal very moving. How the Sinn Féin’s leader in Stormont manages to get anything done up North these days is a mystery. RIP Keelin.

It seems Mary Lou McDonald isn’t allowed to take part in any major public event without poor Michelle (who rarely gets a chance to open her mouth) being dragged along as the Northern Irish mascot. The leader’s Buswell speech was supposed to rally the troops, but it was really designed to cast Fianna Fáil as a bunch of wimps who haven’t the bottle to go into government with Sinn Féin, as the people demanded, because they have no “appetite for change”. A powerful way to remind us all of the important stories she told about those in our society who need our support. A powerful way to remind us all of the important stories she told about those in our society who need our support. Well, Micheál Martin, do you have what it takes? Do you? Is Fianna Fáil up to it? Are you up to it? And should Fianna Fáil not go into coalition with Mary Lou in the end, let the people remember she gave them every chance. . — Alan O'Brien (@alanpobrien) Prime Time’s tribute to Keelin Shanley was just beautiful. . Struggled to hold back the tears.

If this were a sprint, Micheál and his team would have been on the back foot. Ireland has lost a phenomenal journalist and an even better woman. But this is a long game. Anybody But Sinn Féin Back in Leinster House, while one of the Manx Flag three was out cavorting for the cameras and making entrance after big entrance, Fianna Fáil TDs were queuing up to get out the message that they will talk to anybody about putting a government together, except Sinn Féin. Huge loss. Huge loss. ABSF. Anybody But Sinn Féin. "May she Rest in Peace for trying to shed light on them.

And almost all members the new, slimmed down, parliamentary party, stuck to the line." Keelin was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2011 but later went into remission. They met for four hours, downstairs in Leinster House 2000 in a room which, it was hoped by the handlers, might not have a decent mobile phone signal. Her cancer returned over the past two years. It didn’t matter, because TDs just had to nip out to the coffee dock where they could tell any number of the hacks hanging around what was going on. It was apparently a very “constructive” meeting and nobody had a bad word to say about the party leader and even John McGuinness, who they all thought would blow a gasket, was very “constructive”. Micheál broke his self-imposed isolation to go on the evening news.

“Any government formed has to be sustainable,” he said. Clearly a blatant attempt to woo the Greens. “I wouldn’t rule out another general election, this is going to be so difficult.” The Taoiseach, meanwhile, was out and about doing Taoiseachy things. He arrived in the lobby of Leinster House at teatime to sign the roll to activate his membership of the 33rd Dáil.

Leo Varadkar looked very relaxed in his jeans and casual shirt, sipping a can of Diet Coke as he chatted to staff. Former Labour party leader Pat Rabbitte was in on business. He’s loving the intrigue and excitement. “It really is a very unusual situation,” he mused. “Fianna Fáil is trying to get into government and Fine Gael is trying to get into opposition.

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