Sinead O'Connor Confirms That She Has Joined Sinn Féin Party
Singer Sinead O'Connor is said to gearing up for a career in politics, after joining the Sinn Féin party.
There had been rumours in recent days that the outspoken star would join the party and the Nothing Compare 2 U star confirmed the news on Facebook last night.
"I joined Sinn Féin today. Because resolving issue number one is the way to resolve all current issues. Issue number one is we don't own our country. I might not even be the kind of person they want, because I'm gonna write here that I feel the elders of Sinn Féin are going to have to make 'the supreme sacrifice' and step down shortly in the same way the last Pope did," she said in a statement.
"It was the smart thing for him to do because his association in people's minds with frightful things meant the church were losing bums on seats, if I may use a showbiz term. And now they have barely a seat to spare. Pure cold business. There'd be a zillion per cent increase in membership of Sinn Féin if the leadership were handed over to those born from 1983/1985 onward and no one associated in people's minds with frightful things. Frightful things belong where they are now, in the past. That increase would resolve issue number one. Ergo all current issues would be resolved. People are open to it now. A brand new country. Run by everyone of every nationality who lives in all of it."
While some of her followers attacked her decision to join the party, she responded by saying that "for anyone who is confused, Sinn Féin is no longer associated with the use of violence".