I don't know if this has been asked here before so sorry if it has, but why hasn't any attempt been made to oust Gerry Adams?
Surely he's been holding back the party in the South? Sinn Féin had a huge opportunity to increase it's vote at the last election and failed to produce the goods. Why? Because Gerry Adams hasn't a clue whats going on in the South and is going on with the same auld mantra that effects no one, i.e. human rights, equality etc etc. These are non-issues in modern Ireland.
Its been said by a number of Sinn Féin councillors, some of whom have since left the party - Sinn Féin can't grow in the South as long as it has Gerry Adams as President and focuses too much on the North.
Surely Gerry Adams himself recognises that he's holding the party back? Not just from growing in the South, but he's also compromising the party's position in campaigning for Irish Unity. Because at the end of the day, what Unionist(no matter how moderate) will listen to Gerry Adams given the stigma he carries? Surely Sinn Féin would be better able to pursuade moderate Unionists of the benefits of a United Ireland with someone who has no connection to the troubles?
Would Sinn Féin not at least let Mary Lou McDonald be the Sinn Féin voice for the Southern elections?