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Heaney urges Derry public to have their say on Irish Unity

18 January, 2023

The people of Derry are being urged to take part in the local council’s consultation on Irish reunification - the first of its kind in Ireland. 

The initiative stems from a motion tabled by Sinn Féin Councillor Conor Heaney who stressed the importance of the consultation which opened today. 

Cllr. Heaney said: “My first motion on entering Council was to establish a Working Group on Irish Unity. That group has met a number of times and agreed a range of actions. 

“These include a 12 week online consultation on Irish Unity and what ratepayers in Derry and Strabane Council would like to see in a new Ireland.  

“Derry and Strabane Council is the first Council in Ireland to do this in the absence of the Irish Government establishing a proper all Ireland Citizens Assembly. 

“Therefore it’s hugely important that everyone takes this opportunity to have their say. The new Ireland is for everyone and we all have a chance to shape it so let’s begin the conversation here in Derry.” 

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