Sinn Féin Calls for Citizens’ Assembly on Irish Unity
Sinn Féin’s leader, Mary Lou McDonald, advocates for democratic constitutional change, urging the Irish government to establish a Citizens’ Assembly on Irish unity during the party’s annual ard fheis in Athlone.
Push for a New Ireland of Reconciliation
Expressing the vision of a reconciled “orange and green” in a unified Ireland, McDonald emphasizes Sinn Féin’s stance, the party gaining popularity in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Housing a Top Priority
McDonald highlights housing as Sinn Féin’s primary concern, promising a three-year rent freeze and outlining plans for extensive housing programs if the party secures a government position in the Republic of Ireland.
Paving the Path to Unity
Addressing the future of Irish unity, McDonald envisions a referendum where every vote carries equal weight, emphasizing the need to progress towards a united Ireland.
With upcoming elections in mind, Sinn Féin gears up for various polls, eyeing a significant role in both local and European elections. Additionally, the party anticipates a potential general election, focusing on strengthening its position in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Northern Ireland’s Political Landscape
The absence of political leadership in Northern Ireland since February 2022 has heightened Sinn Féin’s aspirations for a return to government. The party remains vigilant, eyeing a comeback in a region grappling with political crises stemming from post-Brexit trade disputes involving the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).