Richard Boyd Barrett and Ruth Coppinger, representing People Before Profit and Solidarity respectively, said it was Sinn
Fein's fault they were being excluded.
Nevertheless, the inability to analyze Sinn
Fein's results in the recent election does not take away from the substance of the book, which describes the long, slow drawn-out development of Sinn
Fein's political project in the Republic.
There were also some notable victories for the smaller parties, with the People Before Profit Alliance's Gerry Carroll topping the poll in Sinn
Fein's West Belfast heartland while veteran civil rights campaigner Eamonn McCann won a seat for the party in Foyle.
Am measg sluagh a' bhaile mhoir, aig nach robh fhios sam bith co as a bha sinn
, thainig tuigse oirnn fhin mar Ghaidheil.
Fein's Arthur Morgan currently represents the Louth constituency in the Dail Eireann parliament, but following his recent decision to stand down at the next election, Mr Adams is poised to throw his hat in the ring.
Fein refused to allow a full Executive meeting in the absence of DUP movement on the devolution of policing and justice powers to Stormont and attacked the SDLP for joining unionists against Sinn
The sheriff's office said Sinn
told a 17-year-old to get into the pickup.
The party ruling executive met in Dublin on Saturday and cleared the way for three members of the Sinn
Fein Assembly party to take their sets when the board meets next month.
As parties took part in a hectic round of meetings with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Mr McGuinness emerged from the talks insisting Sinn
Fein could not move on policing without the DUP agreeing to form a devolved government featuring Sinn
Speaking as a bereaved parent who lost his 12year-old son following the IRA bombing of Warrington 12 years ago this month, Mr Parry said: 'If Sinn
Fein are truly democratic it is time for them to disown the IRA.
Fein President Gerry Adams insisted that the party remained strong and that their political support was still as united as ever.
The recent victories for the left-wing Sinn
Fein are a challenge to globalization and sharply contrast with the righting populism recently surfacing in other European elections.