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This Week At Irish Election Literature December 21, 2012

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From the period around the historic 1986 Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, Articles from Martin McGuinness and Ruairi O’Bradaigh concerning Sinn Feins abstentionist policy.

From the mid 40s a letter from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe Louth Councillor Eoin O’Coigligh outlining some of Ailtirí na hAiséirghe s policy and attacking Mr T. Leslie of The Labour Party.

Finally From a 2004 issue of The Ogra Fianna Fail newsletter ‘Grassroots’ an interview with the late Kerry Football legend Páidí Ó Sé.

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1. Florrie O'Donoghue - December 22, 2012

An interesting part there in Martin McGuinness’ speech, where he states:

‘…the resistance of a new generation of IRA freedom fighters supported on equal terms by articulate and committed Sinn Féin freedom fighters.’

I think it was Gerry Bradley who recalled how much of a blow it was to hear a Sinn Féin worker in Belfast in the 1980s tell him that Gerry Adams had stated that such workers were the equal of IRA volunteers and no longer subservient or deserving of less recognition.

I wonder how gradual was this deliberate elevation in esteem of grassroots [political] workers, and how much it varied from area to area, both in the six counties as well as this state.

Is mise srl.,

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WorldbyStorm - December 22, 2012

That’s a very interesting question.

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