Sinead O’Connor & Sinn Fein – Whatever Happened To That?

Remember Sinead O’Connor joining Sinn Fein and asking for a meeting with Gerry Adams? To discuss, ‘the creation of a new country’ and ‘a private matter’. That was back in mid-December. More than a month ago? Have any of Ireland’s journos bothered to follow up on that, or has the story just disappeared into the mystic, or down the drain like the dregs from the last pint of Guinness? Have they just plain forgotten and moved on to the next fleeting story? And what was ‘the private matter’? I’d like to know. Wouldn’t you?


3 responses to “Sinead O’Connor & Sinn Fein – Whatever Happened To That?

  1. I love Sinead and I think she was mistreated. I also think she has some good ideas for Ireland’s future, but I don’t care what she said to Gerry Adams in a private session.

    If she has something to say, I think she should say it publicly. Even better, I think she should run for public office.

    Meanwhile the fact that neither party choose to speak openly about their discussions indicates to me that there may be something on-going about the discussions, and the soup needs more time to cook to reach a conclusion.

    Of course, I’m just a Yank. What do I know?

  2. The mind boggles, but I do have an abiding memory of the wonderful ‘Father Ted’ episode ‘Rock a Hula Ted.’ After listening to a long TV interview with ‘your woman’ Niamh Connolly, (really Sinead O Connor?) in which she castigates the patriarchal Catholic Church for closing down ‘potato factories’ during the Great Famine, Father Dougal remarks to Ted that “she seems to be taking the whole Catholic thing a bit too seriously,” and it’s ‘just a bit of a laugh.” Later in the same interview she claims to want to build a world free from ‘bigotry and intolerance.’
    Ted and Dougal agree that the people of ‘Craggy Island’ will never put up with that. No way, Jose! Eventually she turns up at the parochial house and imposes a reign of politically correct terror on the hapless clerics.

    So now it’s ‘Rock a Hula Gerry,’ time. With Mr Adams cast in the role of the hapless ‘Father Ted.’ It couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke.

    Isn’t it strange how often writers ‘write’ the future without knowing it at the time?

    Any attacks of prescience recently, Ed?

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