What is really happening in Sinn Fein; Bullying, Fallouts in Derry, Code of Silence. Who Really Pulls the Strings of Puppet Power? Is it Dublin or Belfast? Today’s Independent, Fionn Sheahan is worth reading.

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Sinn Fein, a series of allegations and dismissals and a culture of omerta

The activities of the so-called republican movement are being called out but met with silence,  

Senator Niall Blaney at his home in Rosnakill,
                  Co. Donegal.

Senator Niall Blaney at his home in Rosnakill, Co. Donegal.  

May 22 2021 02:30 AM


It is a a pretty celebrated farmyard. Steeped in republicanism, all the Blaney family history leads from here. Neal Blaney was commander of the IRA in Donegal in the War of Independence and Civil War. Sean Lemass came here to visit him after the war, meeting his four-year-old son, Neil T Blaney.

Young Neil would go on to succeed his father as the local Fianna Fail TD and serve in Mr Lemass’s Cabinet 35 years later. Neil would later be sacked from Cabinet by Mr Lemass’s successor as Fianna Fail leader and Taoiseach, Jack Lynch, for his role in the much-disputed arms crisis and a plot to import weapons for nationalists in Northern Ireland, after what subsequently became known as the Troubles broke out in 1969.

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