Don’t be fooled by Sinn Fein hypocrites

'Seamus Mallon is one of the giants of Irish history'. Photo: Damien Eagers
‘Seamus Mallon is one of the giants of Irish history’. Photo: Damien Eagers

Sir – Eoghan Harris and others have questioned the advisability of the Leo Varadkar visit to the Orange Order and the Feile in west Belfast (Sunday Independent, June 10). While these issues are, of course, debatable, it may be appropriate to give those involved the benefit of being considered well-intentioned, if not wise.

But contrast all of that with Sinn Fein’s mean-spirited objection to the honouring of Seamus Mallon by bestowing on him the freedom of Drogheda.

In the past week, or so, we saw this country also honour the memory of two Irish soldiers who died while serving with the UN. Given its track record, I assume Sinn Fein would not support this honour seeing that those two heroes were murdered by the Shinners’ pals in the PLO.

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