Sinn Fein, who want Ireland to rejoin the Commonwealth, have reacted with disgust after the Irish government failed to make the annual 12th of July anti Catholic celebrations a national holiday.
The youth wing of the left wing party, who formally submitted to British rule last year in order to impose abortion in Northern Ireland, today expressed their dismay at being denied an opportunity to join Unionists in celebrating Protestant history. On Twitter, Ogra Shinn Fein once again proposed a bizarre conspiracy theory which asserts that Ireland must become more anti Catholic and anti Irish in order to bring about a United Ireland, writing:
Making the 12th of July a bank holiday would have been a constructive first step in including our unionist population. Once again, this Dublin government lacks the vision necessary to unite Ireland.
Making the 12th of July a bank holiday would have been a constructive first step in including our unionist population.
Once again, this Dublin government lacks the vision necessary to unite Ireland. https://t.co/vgHetgh1iB— Ógra Shinn Féin (@Ogra_SF) January 11, 2022
The Irish government had announced that there will be at least one extra Bank Holiday close to St. Patrick’s Day while there will be another for St. Brigid’s Day on the 1st of February. This latter one no doubt was what pushed Ogra Shinn Fein over the edge, with them being able to square St. Patrick’s Day with their efforts at appeasing Unionists, who also claim affiliation with his heritage. St. Brigid’s Day, with its more overt Catholicism and Nationalist associated symbols such as the St. Brigid’s Cross probably made them more uncomfortable than did the banners bearing the name of Oliver Cromwell and other heroes of theirs that Sinn Fein wish to commemorate on the 12th of July.
One certainly must look and wonder what all of the commotion was against 12th of July protests in the past, if they are now of such value that Sinn Fein want it celebrated in every corner of Ireland. Has the Orange Order changed or is it Sinn Fein who has changed?
Needless to say, the reaction to Sinn Fein’s pining for an anti Catholic and anti Irish public holiday has been roundly mocked on social media.