Mary Lou McDonald under fire

Mary Lou McDonald’s comments have been criticised by victims of IRA violence

This report from today’s ‘Belfast telegraph’ brings some encouragement to those who grieve at the ‘elevating’ of Mary Lou McDonald and her evil party, Sinn Fein, in the estimate of the Irish Republics electorate, according to recent polls.

To read of others who see the utterly wicked, egotistical and hypocritical views of this woman as she attempts to ‘sanitise’ the evil strategy of terrorism and murder that he party rode to power upon here in Northern Ireland, is most encouraging — late and all in the day as it may be!

This woman and her party, south and north, is but a front for the greatest band of criminals and miscreants that have blighted this island for many a long year!

That she should be given credibility by any section of the population, will prove to be an inextinguishable and heinous stain upon the Irish Republic.

However, we take some comfort from the comments here reported though doubtless ‘political opportunism’ on the part of some of  her political critics plays a part in the condemnation!

May we see the pattern of God’s retribution that has ever followed hard upon the heels of those of her ilk, who have defied God and truth by boasting and calling ‘evil good’, develop and overwhelm this deluded woman. The downfall of the Antichrist will follow this pattern so wonderfully portrayed in the fate of Sennacherib king of Assyria, 2 Kings 19. So it has been with all such beings since the fall of Cain!

Read this chapter for instruction in how God deals with boasters!

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

Mary Lou McDonald under fire from IRA victims’ relatives after claiming ‘no comparison’ between Provos and gangland violence

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has come under fire from families of IRA victims for her comments that there is “no comparison” between IRA and gangland violence.

The comments came as Ms McDonald was asked about not having “any time” for former Sinn Fein councillor Jonathan Dowdall, while her party has a sitting TD who served time in prison on explosives charges, and former members of the parliamentary party have been previously convicted for similar charges.

“I think if we’re going to talk about things that happened in the course of the conflict, that’s one thing. That’s one discussion,” she told Newstalk’s On the Record with Gavan Reilly.

“As somebody who represents the North Inner City from Dublin, and who has seen and sees at first hand the damage, the corrosive damage that so-called gangland has caused to communities, there is absolutely no comparison,” she said.

Úna Heaton, the sister-in-law of IRA victim Detective Garda Jerry McCabe, said there is no difference between “evil crimes” whether they come from the IRA or gangland violence.

“Violence and murder is violence and murder no matter if it’s perpetrated by ordinary criminals or IRA criminals, they are both evil crimes,” Ms Heaton told the Irish Independent.

“The problem with Sinn Fein/IRA is that they feel they have the right to create carnage, murder, mayhem and enormous damage by the slaughter of innocent men, women and children.”

Her comments were echoed by former senator and IRA abuse victim Máiría Cahill, who said IRA crimes “were worse”.

“Perhaps Mary Lou is right — the IRA were worse both in its intensity and in its scale of harm caused to people than any gang in the modern Western world,” she said. “If she can’t see that, this country has a serious problem if they ever put her anywhere near the Taoiseach’s chair.”

Fine Gael also strongly criticised Ms McDonald’s remarks, with Jennifer Carroll MacNeill calling them “deeply disturbing”.