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EU has role in development of all-Ireland economy

25 September, 2006


Sinn Féin National Chairperson, Mary Lou McDonald MEP speaking from Strasbourg today has said that the EU has 'a a responsibility to assist in the development of an all-Ireland economy as a step towards Irish reunification'.

Ms McDonald said:

"The partition of Ireland has been a complete and abject failure - socially, economically and politically.

"The European Union is based on peace, reconciliation and the removal of borders.

"In order to further this stated objective, the EU has a responsibility to assist in the development of an all-Ireland economy as a step towards Irish reunification.

"Sinn Féin is launching a comprehensive document: 'EU Support for Irish Reunification' outlining the practical measures which we believe the European Union can take to help bring about Irish unity.

"Over the coming weeks and months Sinn Féin will be promoting this policy throughout Ireland and across the EU beginning with a conference in the European Parliament, Brussels on 18 October." ENDS

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