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McDonald calls for border poll in the lifetime of next Assembly and Oireachtas terms

15 May, 2013 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Following last night’s successful debate on Irish Unity in Crossmaglen Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has called for a border poll on Irish unity to take place within the lifetime of the next Assembly and Oireachtas terms.

The Dublin Central TD said:

“Last night’s debate on Irish Unity tells its own story.

“People are up for the debate on Irish Unity, and they are behind Sinn Féin’s call for a border poll.

“Last night’s debate was held as part of the People’s Referendum campaign taking place in Crossmaglen and Creggan to highlight the demand for a border poll.

“Contributions were lively and the success of the event is a credit to the organisers of the People’s Referendum campaign.

“The areas of Crossmaglen and Creggan are living with the reality of the border every day of their lives and they have taken this initiative to highlight the very real demand for a border poll.

“The debate on Irish unity is now intensifying with demand for a border poll taking centre stage.

“Key economic and social issues keep coming up again and again. Two competing economies a small island simply makes no sense. Duplication of services serves no one.

“A border poll should take place in the lifetime of the next Assembly and Oireachtas terms.

“Congratulations to everyone for taking part in the debate and I look forward to many more over the coming weeks and months.”


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