“Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin followed in the footsteps of Bertie Ahern this weekend in trying to claim the mantle of Liam Mellows, as he gave the oration at the graveside of the Republican socialist leader on Sunday. Liam Mellows must be turning in his grave”. This is according to the Sinn Féin spokesperson for North Wexford, Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin. (Ahern had addressed a similar Fianna Fáil commemoration in Castletown a mere 6 years ago)
He was speaking as he announced details of a number of events being organised by various groups to celebrate the life and ideas of the republican socialist leader Liam Mellows the90th anniversary of whose execution occurs on Dec. 8th
His party’s commemoration this Sunday (Dec. 9th) will be addressed by Aengus Ó Snodaigh T.D.
“People won’t be fooled by their political somersaults and selective amnesia and know that it was Fianna Fáil-The Bankers Party who sold out the last remnants of sovereignty of the 26 county state and beggared us as a people.
are responsible for the destruction of this state and in a cynical move are now trying to re-invent themselves in opposition. No doubt they railed against a whole host of austerity measures currently being implemented, but which they in fact introduced in their 4 year Plan 2011-2014.(A property tax and proposed water taxes are just two of many measures which spring to mind)
The radical socialist and republican leader, Liam Mellows must be turning in his grave.”