Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein nearing new leadership

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein nearing new leadership

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein is taking a step toward new leadership, as Mary Lou McDonald became the only candidate to replace outgoing leader Gerry Adams.McDonald, who's currently deputy leader, has been a member of the lower house of the Irish parliament since 2011. The 48-year-old Dublin native will be formally elected at a special party conference in February and will become the party's first ever female leader.She told party members Saturday that she "won't fill Gerry's shoes. But t...