Adams welcomes United Ireland vote
Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams has commended all those involved in the 'United Ireland - You Decide' initiative, which saw the first ever People’s Referendum on Irish Unity in the electoral wards of Creggan Upper, County Louth and Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
The exercise, which involved independent presiding officials and international observers, saw over 1,000 people casting a vote; over 92% of them voting in favour of Irish Unity.
Gerry Adams said:
"I want to commend all those voted and who participated in the United Ireland - You Decide initiative.
"It has given ordinary people a chance to make their voices heard on the difficulties caused to their communities by partition.
"It has also clearly demonstrated the strong desire that exists for a united Ireland.
"Over 1,000 people have voted in the first ever People’s Referendum on Irish Unity. 92% voted in favour of a united Ireland.
"Sinn Féin is seeking a Border Poll on the issue of Irish unity and this local exercise has been an important contribution to that debate.
"A debate on Irish unity and the type of agreed Ireland people wish to create for the future has now begun."