Martin Sheen, that lovely lovely man, that great Democrat, that marvelous President Bartlet of West Wing fame, confirmed tonight on the Late Late show that which we West Wing lovers always knew, he has indeed FF blood in his veins. Didn't you just know it.
He confirmed that his uncle Micheal Fieland from Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary was a leading figure in the IRA and fought on the anti treaty side, sound man Michael.
Interestingly on his Spanish fathers side his people fought against Franco’s fascist regime, although reading between the lines you could clearly see that the fight was really against blueshirtism and all that FG stood for at that time, that was my impression anyway and he certainly didn't deny it, despite not being asked, several times.
I hope this information was helpful to you.
It might not be funny, but it certainly made me smile.
Welcome home Martin.