I was dissapointed to learn that so-called Irish Republican Bertie Ahern has caved in to pressure from West Brits and former stickies and has "watered" down proposals for Northern Representation in the Oireachtas.
The 2003 All Party committee on the constitution reccommended that there should be Northern Representation in the Oireachtas. Bertie Ahern was fully in favour of this but as ever his Republicanism has been weighed, it has been measured and it has been found wanting.
Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin today claimed Ahern had capitulated on the issue due to pressure from Fine Gael and Labour.
“It is absolutely reprehensible that the Taoiseach now appears to have caved in to the partitionist demands of Fine Gael and Labour"
“This is an appalling capitulation by the Taoiseach and raises serious questions about his integrity on this very important issue.”
Is it not about time that Fianna Fáil removed the "Republican party" bit from their title and re-named themselves the "partitionist" party?
As for Fine Gael calling themselves the "United Ireland" party it would be funny if it wasn't so insulting.
I will say this to those on this island who resist change, you can huff and puff all you want but this Juggernaut will not be stopping!