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Cyberattacks… May 18, 2021

Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.

And so it came to pass. roddy asked in comments when would someone try to pin some blame on the cyberattacks on the HSE on SF? This last day or so, is the answer. For in the Seanad…

Fianna Fáil Senator Niall Blaney has condemned the media over what he termed was its failure to report on alleged Sinn Féin activities.

After making a number of allegations about SF in Derry and so on – as the IT notes coyly ‘Speaking in the Seanad with full parliamentary privilege‘:

Mr Blaney referred to the controversy surrounding Sinn Féin’s electoral database known as Abú but said a “much wider” investigation is needed.

“Sinn Féin is spending tens of thousands of euro week in, week out on newspapers, media and independent journalists across the country and they can attack anybody on social media with the drop of an email,” he said.

“Our democracy is under attack at the moment. We are talking about cyberattacks. This attack needs to be investigated and it is much wider than just the Abú website.”

As the IT report shows the ‘debate’ went further downhill from there. 


1. oliverbohs - May 18, 2021

Whatever you thought of Neil Blaney at least he wanted a United Ireland and did leave FF when he felt the party weren’t committing to that principle (perhaps a deeply flattering version of events but for arguments’ sake…🙂) This boyo, on the other hand, is all about making his surname do severely heavy lifting in regard to his own reputation, while revealing himself as fraudulent as a three bob note. Thousands of euro a week I tells ya. Won’t somebody think of the children. I’m not a big SF fan but jeez

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2. wesferry - May 18, 2021

“Sinn Féin is spending tens of thousands of euro week in, week out on newspapers, media and independent journalists across the country . . .”

Will FF Senator Blaney be pressed by RTÉ, Irish Times, etc to back up his allegations with some hard facts about this huge financial investment in the media he says SF is making?

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3. Bagatelle's Unwiser Trespass - May 18, 2021

SF took the Northern Bank heist money and upskilled to fsociety.

It’s the only logical explanation.

Got to be weird for the troops not having Eoghan Harris leading the charge on this one.

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4. WorldbyStorm - May 18, 2021

It’s an interesting one. I wonder how much they can push this given the clear limitations of saying things under privilege.


WorldbyStorm - May 18, 2021

BTW isn’t there something supremely tasteless about trying to link the HSE situation after the cyber attacks with politicking about SF?


Bagatelle's Unhip Thigh - May 19, 2021

Consistently, supremely tasteless is the hallmark of rightwingers across the globe. Wilhelm Reich yadda yadda yadda.

if this is the state of SF’s opposition now then 30% support is merely their new floor.

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