I know several FG TDs and Senators who call themselves Republicans - just not the shooting, bombing, murdering kind.DOD said:Ideologically opposed to Republicanism. I would hope FG would not have anyone who is not ideologically opposed to murder. I know SF wouldn't let in such people to their ranks.
And there's the problem you see- SF/IRA have tarnished the term "republican". Thats a fact - so don't whinge when it is sometimes used as a derogotory term.
Mary Lou McDonald seems to think that an ideological opposition to murder was some kind of unheralded new dawn in Irish society.
Remember her "Murder is Wrong" revelation on Q&A a few months back.
I suppose when you claim to draw on that form of Republicanism that has murdered 1,900 people; exalt the murderes as heroes; and go to visit these murderers in prison - maybe it is some kind of revalation...........