Yes actually I think that was one of the main factors in their upsurge last time. It certainly gave them a very good headstart.I don't give a feck what SF did in Stormont
Stormont has nothing to do with my life or my children's lives here in the ROI.
Before the last election, Mary Lou McDonald, straight out of the gate, made a compelling case for not increasing the pension age , and she kept hammering away at that during the election debates
In fact she seemed to be reading my posts here
One of her examples started "Take a construction worker who left school at 16, as was not unusual back in the 60s and 70s.."
Which was exactly how I started one of my posts
Stormont is a whole other thing. Most voters down here couldn't care less about what SF did in Stormont.