Unionists know Northern Ireland has much to gain through good relations with the Irish RepublicConsidering Jim Allister DUP MEP said a few days ago that
Bearing this reality in mind, the most obvious and natural area of co-operation is co-operation undertaken on an east-west basis, rather than the unnatural and politically-motivated north-southerySo suddenly it has gone from unnatural to much to gain. Also
The dangers unreconstructed republicans pose in democratic politics is the same in Dublin as it is in Belfast. They have the potential to pollute the entire political process...............
I hope that you come to see you have more in common with democratic unionists (with a small "d"; and "u") than with unreconstructed republicans even though you may share with them the same ultimate constitutional objective.
I can see this line increase in an attempt to use the Dublin Riots to isolate Sinn Fein. Even though it was not Sinn Fein who organised the riots. It is quiet likely that Sinn Fein members were in the thick of it and some of the tabloids have reported this. If this is proved and linked to the Dublin branch. Mary Lou may not get her seat. But even if it is not linked Sinn Fein will suffer. Despite Mr Aherns 's attempt to reclaim republicanism from Sinn Fein republicans are still seen as Sinn Fein whether they are or not. For once Bertie maybe happy he failed.