I was recently watching this video where Aengus ” Snodaigh was talking about the new bill that commentarates Irishmen who fought in the world wars yet were considered "traitors/absconders" at the time. While Aengus ” Snodaigh welcomed this he went on to highlight other Irishmen that need recognition such as those who fought in the Spanish Civil War and those anti treaty republicans that were interned in the Curragh by the FF government at the time. In response to this there were shouts of "wheres Jean McConville?" from the FG benches.
Now whilst myself and many people would condemn Ms McConville's murder, the use of her name by FG as a taunting stick to SF has gone too far. It is clear there is no scenerity on FG's half and they clearly dont care about Ms McConville yet her disappearance has just become a tool to use against SF. It is one thing to say it to Adams due to his alleged links to the incident but against the likes of ” Snodaigh who was a mere 8 at the time it is just a head in the sand tactic. While FG are clearly concerned about SF's rise in the polls it is time they dropped the name calling and taunting and actually start to address SF's policies rather than shouting about Jean McConville, the magic money tree and micky mouse politics.