Today the Irish News reported the formation of a Fianna Fail branch in Fermanagh. Among the Fianna Fail members are Gerry McHugh MLA, who was at one time a member of Sinn Fein, and Peter Quinn, a former president of the GAA.
We will now have to wait and see how many members of Sinn Fein or the SDLP decide to switch to Fianna Fail.
There is already a Fianna Fail branch at Queen's University, which is named after the Belfast radical William Drennan. I referred to Drennan in an earlier post and noted that after the Act of Union he was reconciled to the union and became a unionist. It is encouraging to see a Fianna Fail branch named in honour of a unionist!