LEO Varadkar insisted Justice Minister Sinn Fein would not go after the gardener killers and accused Mary Lou McDonald of glorifying the killers.
The Tanaiste Mirroring Fine Gael’s refusal to join a future alliance with the party that currently ranks highest in the polls, outraged: They are as bad as Trump and disloyal to the State of Ireland.
And Labor leader Alan Kelly warned Sinn Fein would have to give up his IRA before his party considers joining forces in government.
But Fine Gael has single-handedly ruled out Fianna Fail, the Green Party, Labor, Social Democrats and People Before Profit refusing to rule out a partnership as early as 2024.
FAVORITE FOR GOVERNMENT
Sinn Fein has set a target of 55 seats in the next general election that will put them in key positions to enter government.
Warning that his party would be cleaned up after Sinn Fein’s rule, Mr Varadkar told the Irish Sun: “We (will) do all we can to keep them calculated, refrain from excesses. their own, take them out and pick up the pieces. . ”
In the most recent Independent/Ireland Thinks Sunday poll, Sinn Fein was the favorite with 33% – although many voters preferred continuing the FG/FF/Green coalition rather than the coalition led by Sinn Fein.
The Irish Sun asked the leaders of the main political parties if they would join government with Sinn Fein and what needs to be done to make it happen.
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Mr Varadkar cited opponents’ opposition to “climate action skepticism” to home ownership, a consistent campaign against EU referendums and a willingness to jeopardize the economic future. Ireland’s economy are reasons not to share power.
“Sinn Fein was not loyal to the State,” he said. In fact, some of them still struggle to call it by its name – Ireland.
“They still talk about the Southern State, the Free State, the 26 counties or the Dublin Government. This is extremely disrespectful to the generations who built Ireland into the country it is today.”
PUSH ON CHIPPERS
When asked if they would have to abandon the IRA, he said: “Not so much about the IRA being a victim of Republican terrorism.
“Blowing up lawn mowers, shopping malls and buses, forcing people to become suicide bombers, kills children, mothers, members of the Self-Defense Forces and civilians. usually something that has never been justified and does not happen on our behalf.
“I have great admiration for Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand. After the Christchurch terror attacks, she demonstrated incredible leadership.
“She said that terrorists seek fame and notoriety and that we must never say the names of those who commit such acts. Their names should be forgotten.
“She was right and today no one knows the name of the person who committed those terrible acts in Christchurch.
“Mary Lou McDonald does the opposite. She wants us to remember and even honor the names of Republican terrorists who have caused harm and heartache to innocent people.”
Ms. McDonald sparked anger among unionists in 2018 when she attended a ceremony for IRA member Peter McNulty, who died when a device he was planting in a police station exploded prematurely.
It took 25 years for a Sinn Fein leader – Mary Lou McDonald – to condemn the killers of IRA Detective Garda Jerry McCabe in 1996, something the TD party for Tipperary Martin Browne later refused to support.
‘SF DON’T WANT FAIR’
Mr Varadkar said: “A Justice Minister Sinn Féin would not want the gardener killers to be brought to justice. A Defense Secretary Sinn Fein would not want the Republicans who killed Irish soldiers to be brought to justice.”
Labor leader Kelly insists there is no guarantee Sinn Fein will show up at the polls.
“The days of single-party majority governments are over, so all political parties will have to be open, generous and willing to negotiate,” he said. That’s reality.
“The Labor Party is a democratic organization, and our members will ultimately heed the call to join Government alongside any party.
“Some parties in the current government think they have the right to rule. While others objected that their rise to high positions in the near future was only inevitable. Both are wrong. ”
The Social Democrats said they would “open the door to negotiations with all parties who wish to form a government after the next election, but such negotiations must be consistent with social democratic values”. festival”.
The team, which is jointly managed by TDs Roisin Shortall and Catherine Murphy, revealed that it will not give up the legacy of the IRA to make it happen.
“The reality is that Sinn Féin is very unlikely to give up an IRA,” they said. The IRA ended its armed campaign in 2005, and the IRA violence, which occurred during that campaign, was never celebrated or celebrated.
But when asked if Sinn Fein had to give up the IRA first, Kelly replied, “Yes.”
GREENS OPEN TO WORK WITH SF
While Sinn Fein is understood to be targeting eight of the 12 Republican seats, a spokesman for Eamon Ryan’s party said: “We are open to working with parties across the political spectrum – in politics. government and opposition – to tackle the climate crisis and social justice. ”
QUESTIONS FOR FEMALE PARTYS
We ask the following:
Is your party willing to join a coalition with Sinn Fein after the next general election?
Does Sinn Fein have to give up an IRA before you can consider joining Government with them?
Is there agreement on the approach to the United Ireland/border poll before entering Government with SF?
Is there a party or political group where your party is not involved in government?
Does your party have any red line issues that need to be negotiated in order to join any future Government coalitions?
People Before Profit counts TD Richard Boyd Barrett, Brid Smith, Gino Kenny and Paul Murphy among its ranks, which will vote for Sinn Fein Taoiseach even if they cannot agree to join them in government.
“Our priority is to end the rule of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael and form a left-wing government committed to socialist change and radical environmental action that will truly transform lives,” they said. people’s lives.
“We will urge Sinn Fein to exclude alliances with Fianna Fail or Fine Gael.
“We will have discussions with Sinn Fein and other leftist and independent parties after the election and if they are ready to form a really leftist government that really supports the working people, we will be ready to go. willing to enter into an alliance with them on that basis.
“If they don’t want to agree a left-wing program enough for government, we will still vote for SF Taoiseach but not join the government.”
When asked if Sinn Fein would have to give up an IRA, they replied, “No.”
‘A POSITIVE’ – FIANNA FAIL
But spokesman for Fianna Fail and Taoiseach leadership Michael Martin, did not rule out the prospect, calling the talk “speculation at this stage and a distraction” from government work.
Fine Gael leader Varadkar last week used Dail’s centenary era to copulate with Sinn Fein, accusing the group of rewriting history and plotting to sabotage the State.
“Sinn Fein is a populist party of their own accord,” he told the Irish Sun.
“They represent the same kind of politics personified by Trump in the US, Brexit in the UK, Marine Le Pen in France and Chavez in Venezuela.
“It’s all the same tactics: – elites versus people, sentimentality over reality, easy solutions to complex problems and insidiousness and bullying of opponents. We don’t want that kind of politics to succeed in Ireland. And if it happens, we will oppose it. “
Asked if an agreement on a united Ireland or a border probe was needed before a deal could be made, the Soc Dems said: “We’ve seen, with Brexit, what can happen. when a referendum is held without proper planning. There is much work to be done, both here and in Northern Ireland, before a border probe can be held”.
“We support the Good Friday Agreement and we know that the Agreement can lead to reunification in time,” Leo said. The Good Friday Agreement says a border poll should take place only when a majority of people in Northern Ireland want unity to happen.
“All opinion polls show that there is no majority in Northern Ireland for unity at this point. In the Northern Ireland parliamentary elections, pro-union nationalist parties won about 40% of the vote.
“A border probe, almost certain to be defeated and very divisive.”
Deputy Minister Kelly said: “Yes, we cannot reduce the debate over an Irish Union to a simple sectarian level like a border poll.
“Just as the pandemic has us questioning everything, so does Brexit, and the new generation, north and south, are talking about what the future of our island will look like. What a united and united Ireland might look like. And not just for a narrow-minded nationalist, but for everyone who calls our island home. “Hundreds of thousands of people living here on our island are very proud of their British people. We can’t pretend otherwise”.
But the PBP will need a more immediate timeline, insisting: “We support a unified Ireland and a border probe and will seek to include these issues in any program available to the government. .”
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