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Irish Unity - Let's Keep Building

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald

Another weekend, another poll. The latest, in the South, had Sinn Féin neck and neck with Fine Gael with Fianna Fáil a distant third. In the North of Ireland, Sinn Féin is polling as the largest party.

The polls are consistent. Support for Sinn Féin is consolidating and growing. Ireland is changing.

In the South, either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael have been in government since the formation of the state. In the last election, Sinn Féin won the largest number of votes. The reaction of the establishment parties, form a coalition government with the objective to keep Sinn Féin out and maintain the failed status quo.

The exclusion of Sinn Féin from the government created a series of firsts.

  • The first Fianna Fáil/Fianna Gael Government in history.

  • The first time Sinn Féin has been the Official Opposition in the Dáil.

  • Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald became the first woman to lead the Opposition.

In the North, Sinn Féin is on course to take the position of First Minister in the Government. A post held by Unionism since the imposition of partition 100 years ago. Political unionism is no longer a majority in the north. The foundations of the state are shifting.

There is a growing demand for a new and united Ireland. The debate on the future is being played out in communities, trade unions, business bodies, academia, and the media. There is now a clear, achievable, and peaceful pathway to Irish Unity.

It is not a done deal, we have more to do.

With your support, we can make it happen. Let’s keep building.

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