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Fearon calls for referendum on Irish unity

13 November, 2016 - by Megan Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said there is growing support for Irish unity and called on the British government to state when a poll on Irish unity will be held. 

Speaking today at a commemoration at Edentubber to remember five republicans who were killed in 1957, the Sinn Féin Junior Minister said; 

"The Good Friday Agreement allows for a referendum on the reunification of Ireland and Sinn Féin has consistently called on the British government to state publicly when it will be held. 

"They have said that such a poll would be triggered when there is a significant change in attitude towards the current status quo and argue that has yet to happen. 

"I have a message for James Brokenshire and Theresa May; we are the significant change of attitude and there is a a growing demand across Ireland's 32 counties for Irish unity. 

"The increasing support for Sinn Féin across the country shows that. The elections held north and south this year shows that. And the result of the EU referendum in the North shows that.

"Across Ireland people want unity; it is time the British government announced its intention to hold a referendum and when it will be held." 

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