Sinn Féin is actively seeking immigrant candidates to represent the party in the upcoming local elections, according to a party representative.
For all their support for liberal, unrestricted (mass) immigration and inane political correctness, foreigners aren't interested in Sinn Féin or its nationalism. Instead they are flocking to Fine Gael, the Ulster Unionists and Fianna Fáil(!). On the other hand, formerly enthusiastic working class Irish workers are now supporting the Blueshirts, mainly.
Now: what is the lesson to be learned here?? How does it feel to be on 9% nationally when immediately after the last local elections Sinn Féín were on about 13-14% in late 2004. Five years and support has fallen to (a recent high) of 9%. Perhaps Sinn Féin should have been more unambiguous about immigration and its effects on Irish worker job displacement??