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Sinn Féin to launch campaign for Green Paper on Irish Unity

24 February, 2005

Sinn Féin will launch a campaign and discussion document urging the Irish Government to bring forward a Green Paper on Irish Unity tomorrow Friday February 25th in the Irish Writer's Museum on Parnell Square at 11am.

The Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP will formally launch the campaign and document. Martin McGuinness MP, Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin TD, Catriona Ruane MLA as well as the party‚s Meath by-election candidate Councillor Joe Reilly will accompany him.

Speaking before the launch Sinn Féin leader in the Dáil, Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin said:

"Tomorrow we will launch a discussion document outlining our proposals to plan for Irish reunification which we believe is both inevitable and desirable.

"And because we think it is inevitable we believe it is necessary and indeed prudent for the Irish people to engage in dialogue on the shape and form such a re-united Ireland would take.

"In this discussion document we are calling on the Irish Government to publish a Green Paper and to begin the practical planning for Irish unity now." ENDS

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