Sinn Féin in 2017


  • Seamus O’Kane


Appearing in these pages this time three years ago was Kieran Allen’s article, ‘The Politics of Sinn Féin: Rhetoric and Reality’ which provided a clear analysis of a party whose radical image did not match their actions. Merely updating this article would not be particularly useful as it remains relevant. Indeed, if one requires a broad overview of the party from a socialist perspective, one would be advised to re-read it. It is worth noting, however, the significant gains made by the party since then, both in the North and in the South.