United Ireland would create a better society for everyone - Carthy
Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said a united Ireland would create a better society for everyone on the island.
Speaking at a major United Ireland conference in Belfast, Mr Carthy said;
"Irish Unity offers us the opportunity to secure a better future for families, for our communities and for Ireland as whole.
"British control of the northern economy is failing the people of the north. There is a better solution for the north of Ireland than British austerity politics.
"Sinn Féin know that serious work is to be done to deliver a United Ireland and we are up for the challenge.
"Sinn Féin in government north and south will implement a strategy to promote and achieve the democratic objectives of national self-determination, reconciliation and unity and ensure all the people of Ireland have the right to vote in a referendum on Irish Unity.
"We will drive forward an open and inclusive National Conversation on Irish Unity. This would involve the people of Ireland north and south, including all of the social partners, which constitute civil society.
"We will Publish a Green Paper on Irish Unity. This paper will identify steps and measures for a successful transition to a united Ireland including planning for a new state and a new society that all the people of Ireland can share."