27 Feb 2011

The Irish election 2011, Sinn Fein goes South

In post heady days of Banker rule in Ireland and elsewhere, a severe hangover from the long party of greed has produced election results for a party of change.

Sinn Fein is on course to play a part in contemporary Irish politics after eighty years in the cold. The ruling Fianna Fail party of Ireland’s first president and IRA uprising commander Eammon De Valera, who split from Sinn Fein in 1926, has lost its mandate to govern; being accused of betraying the nation to bankers and property developers. But bankers and developers are not the only ones to carry guilt and responsibility for the mess. 
On the March. Sinn Fein pictured in Belfast 1989 during the movement's
 transgression from armed struggle to political success.

Opportunities are lost and won, as Sinn Fein knows very well. This opportunity to put Ireland first before the ingrained pursuit of financial and social betterment at all costs, which has bedeviled Irish society as a struggling emerging nation, will be tested from the beginning.

The Irish who had most in life generally had little money, but owned a wealth in music, culture and pride. They are admired more for this than their over inflated six million euro property prices which stand up for ridicule.

Europe is now part of the landscape, Art of Superstate will also be tested this year. Dealing with the EU needs attention, flair, vision and firmness. But most of all results which work to move Irish society forward.