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Mayors from north and south unveil building size banner for Irish Unity rally

27 August, 2005

Speaking at the unveiling of the building size banner announcing details of the upcoming Carnival and Rally for Irish Unity, Sinn Féin Mayor of Kerry, Toireasa Ferris said she "would encourage as wide a participation as possible in the Carnival and Rally on September 24 to show that the desire and demand for Irish unity amongst the ordinary Irish people is as strong today as it ever was." The Mayor of Kerry was joined by Francie Molloy, the Mayor of Dungannon and South Tyrone District Council.

"It is time to reject the partitionist mentality that has unfortunately been the mainstay of the 26 County establishment politics for decades", she said.

"While it is great to see GAA teams and supporters arriving in Dublin today from as far apart as Kerry and Tyrone for All Ireland matches over the weekend we must ensure that this doesn‚t remain the limit of our vision of Irish unity.

"Sinn Féin wants to see all-Ireland structures developed not just in sport but in ever single aspect of daily life in Ireland - political as well as social. Our goal is the reunification of our country and an end to British jurisdiction in it. We are confident it will be realised."

Francie Molloy said, "The Carnival and Rally on September 24 will give people, the length and breadth of Ireland, an opportunity to enjoy a fun day out while also making a very strong and determined statement in support of Irish unity." ENDS

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