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Sinn Féin TD absent from ceremony honoring murdered Garda Detective Jerry McCabe


Wascurito

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Detective Garda Jerry McCabe, who was murdered by an IRA gang 22 years ago was posthumously awarded the Freedom of Limerick at a ceremony in the city last week. Local TDs were present from all the major parties with the exception of local Sinn Féin TD, Maurice Quinlivan.

Quinlivan admitted that he was invited but couldn't attend because he was "speaking in the Dáil". Really? I do wonder what was going on in the Dáil of such earthshattering importance that it absolutely unavoidably required his presence.

Sinn Féin TD absent from city award for murdered Garda Detective Jerry McCabe
 

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If he did go you'd complain about that as well.

SF Councillors were present.
 

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If he did go you'd complain about that as well.

SF Councillors were present.
No, I'd have nothing at all to say. This kind of ceremony is always going to be a little awkward for Sinn Féiners so the best thing they can do is do exactly the same as the other major parties, showing exactly the same level of respect, observing exactly the same protocols.
 

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Detective Garda Jerry McCabe, who was murdered by an IRA gang 22 years ago was posthumously awarded the Freedom of Limerick at a ceremony in the city last week. Local TDs were present from all the major parties with the exception of local Sinn Féin TD, Maurice Quinlivan.

Quinlivan admitted that he was invited but couldn't attend because he was "speaking in the Dáil". Really? I do wonder what was going on in the Dáil of such earthshattering importance that it absolutely unavoidably required his presence.

Sinn Féin TD absent from city award for murdered Garda Detective Jerry McCabe
From a sensitivity point of view, it was probably the correct decision. I for one would not like any individual who would have been involved or supported an organisation that killed a love one attending a ceremony relating to the deceased. .
 

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From a sensitivity point of view, it was probably the correct decision. I for one would not like any individual who would have been involved or supported an organisation that killed a love one attending a ceremony relating to the deceased. .
If that was his reason, he should have said it and it wouldn't have looked as bad. But it wasn't his reason for not attending.
 

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I am sure if you take a couple of pills you will be able to sleep ok.
 

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would the family have wanted him there? Maybe he was just trying to be respectful
 

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What's the point of offering a dead man the freedom of the city. Surely a permanent plaque or something similar would have been better in its permanence.
 
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would the family have wanted him there? Maybe he was just trying to be respectful
As per post #5, if that was his reason, he should have said it and it wouldn't have looked as bad. But it wasn't his reason for not attending.
 

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What's the point of offering a dead man the freedom of the city. Surely a permanent plague or something similar would have been better in its permanence.
SF are the permanent plague.
 

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Won't be long until they are honouring the British security forces killed during the Troubles too down here (and only they).

Correct me if it has already happened.
 

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Won't be long until they are honouring the British security forces killed during the Troubles too down here (and only they).

Correct me if it has already happened.
They have “honored” the British soldiers who executed our leaders of 16
 

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Won't be long until they are honouring the British security forces killed during the Troubles too down here (and only they).

Correct me if it has already happened.
Who would they be?
 

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Won't be long until they are honouring the British security forces killed during the Troubles too down here (and only they).

Correct me if it has already happened.
I'll correct you by pointing out that you're being as much of a drooling idiot as usual.

And, while I can't help you as to WTF thread (if any) the above comment has anything to do with, it sure as hell isn't this one.

Get a brain somewhere.
 

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“They” did
and “they” are they same
 

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Who would they be?
FG/FF.

SF would do it too if there was a coalition or some other sweeties in it for them. I base it on the studied blindness of the 26 counties elites to Catholic dead in the North and who killed them and FG attempts to associate the RUC with AGS along with a pervasive culture of pro British revisionism in this country which is getting more and more daring and is not about any kind of reconciliation or a UI.
 
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