I get that some people are very critical of SF… but why make stuff up? October 29, 2011Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics.
Henry McDonald in today’s Guardian on the Presidential election…
Sinn Féin appeared to acknowledge the damage that his IRA legacy had inflicted on McGuinness’s bid. He had hoped to achieve about 20% but may only get around 15% – the same as the party polled in February’s general election.
When one goes to wiki one will find that Sinn Féin got 9.9 per cent of the vote and:
Sinn Féin also made significant gains. All its sitting TDs were returned with Seán Crowe regaining the seat in Dublin South–West he lost in 2007 and party president Gerry Adams retaining Arthur Morgan’s seat in Louth, topping the poll. In addition to winning targeted seats such as Dublin Central, Dublin North–West and Meath West the party gained unexpected seats in Cork East and Sligo–North Leitrim. It won 14 seats, the best performance for the party’s current incarnation.