Just 'cos you give political succour to murderous thieving bastards.
As I write this a bunch of TDs from the Irish Dáil are having lunch in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The delegation have been meeting with a whole bunch of important European Parliament types. However they are not meeting anybody from the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
Which is odd.
It is odd because all MEPs on that Committee were invited to meet them. What is more one MEP took up the offer. That MEP was Mary Lou McDonald the Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin.
I understand that this was transmitted back to the Dáil team and they, ahem, cancelled the meeting.
I understand that the TDs called off the boondoggle due to the by-elections back home, but the "senior officials" still snubbed the unpleasant woman.