At some point, Sinn Féin will need to confront its violent past and grapple with 'sorry'

Party has mastered the non-apology but will need to confront its past

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has called for Gerry Adams to apologise for his part in a Christmas video that has since been withdrawn after victims of the Provisional IRA described the production as insensitive and in poor taste.

The verdict from Sinn Féin was practically unanimous.

Mary Lou McDonald, Michelle O’Neill, David Cullinane and Matt Carthy all agreed that Gerry Adams has nothing to apologise for, that the “tiocfaidh ár lá, lá, lá, lá” video was just a bit of “lighthearted” fun and it was a “terrible pity” if some people couldn’t see that.

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