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Positive momentum towards a United Ireland must be built on – O’Neill

2 February, 2019 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin's Michelle O’Neill said today that politics on the island of Ireland has changed utterly and the positive momentum towards a united Ireland must be advanced and built upon.

The party’s deputy leader was speaking at an event in Dublin on the campaign for Irish Unity.

Michelle O’Neill said:

“Over the space of the last number of years, politics on the island of Ireland has changed utterly. 

“Sinn Féin has been at the centre of this public and political discourse.

“We are a national independence movement. 

“We have to build a mass movement and momentum for Irish unity, both here in Ireland and internationally. 

“We must campaign – bringing others onside – for a referendum, secure a referendum and then win it. 

“This requires credible political strategies, which the people want to support, and a strong Sinn Féin party, so we deliver real change.

“We must get out front and sell our credible vision and the merits and benefits of reunification against the cost of partition, division and remaining within the Union.

 “We cannot sit back and assume the conditions previously outlined will hand us unity on a plate.

“This positive momentum must be fully harnessed, channelled, the dialogue advanced and built upon.”

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