Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams launched his bid for a Dáil seat in Louth saying there has “never been a greater need for republican politics.”
Ireland is “at a crossroads, sovereign,” said the Sinn Féin leader, launching his general election campaign yesterday.
Republicans have to act “in their own time” [era] and that the battles of today were not those of 1916, he said.
Adams reiterated Sinn Féin’s policy of seeking to burn bank bondholders, saying “banking private debt” should be separatesovereign/exchequer debt.”
Outgoing Sinn Féin TD for Louth, Arthur Morgan, told those present Gerry Adams “is a republican leader, perhaps the most influential since Wolfe Tone”, reports the Irish Examiner.
Sinn Féin also embraced social media – and in doing so finally joins with other parties, overpaid media gurus and assorted others who think 140 character messages are a good substitute for knocking on doors.
“Twitter for Irish freedom, text for Sinn Féin,” Adams said.