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Adams welcomes SDLP Leader’s Call for an Irish Unity Referendum

30 May, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the call by the SDLP leader Colum Eastwood for an Irish Unity Referendum as provided for in the Good Friday Agreement.

Gerry Adams said:

“I welcome the reported call by Colum Eastwood for an Irish Unity Referendum. Sinn Féin have called for such a vote to be held within the next five years

“All parties that claim to support Irish Unity, including Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and Labour, should now make the call for referendums North and South in line with the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement.

“The imposition of Brexit underlines the undemocratic nature of partition and its impact on citizens, the economy, and public services. A Unity Referendum is an opportunity for the people to have their say and to build a new, united, and agreed Ireland.

“So, parties should support the call and make the case for unity.” 

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