Newton Emerson: Fianna Fáil moves in the North are a farce
Sorcha McAnespy episode was an attempt to set the tone of party’s northward expansion
Sorcha McAnespy flanked by Éamon Ó Cuív and Senator Mark Daly. Photograph: Fianna Fáil/PA
Everyone is expecting the SDLP to split as it attempts to merge with Fianna Fáil but a split in Fianna Fáil has come as a surprise.
Last week, Éamon Ó Cuív TD and Senator Mark Daly announced that Independent Omagh councillor Sorcha McAnespy – formerly of Sinn Féin – will be Fianna Fáil’s first candidate in Northern Ireland, at council elections next year.