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# Irish Unity

Last month
August 2023
Australia's ruling Labor party passes motion supporting Irish reunification
Australia’s Labor prime minister Anthony Albanese is the son of an Italian father and an Australian-Irish mother.
This year
Taoiseach criticises SF's Irish unity adverts in the New York Times calling it 'unhelpful'
The half-page advert says the British Government continues to ‘break its obligations’.
Last year
McDonald says concessions around tricolour and anthem 'will be discussed' in united Ireland
Mary Lou McDonald said concessions to Unionists will be up for discussion in reaction to a recent opinion poll.
More from Northern Ireland support staying in UK over Irish unity, poll shows
The Irish Times opinion poll showed large support for unity in the Republic.
Leo Varadkar urged to announce citizens’ assembly on Irish unity
Professor Colin Harvey also called on all armed groups to disband and to “get out of the way” of a united Ireland.
McDonald says she was 'profoundly shocked' to hear of Jonathan Dowdall's criminal involvement
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in the RDS in Dublin today.
McDonald to tell political leaders in California that Ireland's next chapter is reunification
McDonald will give a keynote address called: ‘A Decade of Opportunity: Building a New and United Ireland.’
Sinn Féin on US charm offensive to garner support for Irish unity and the Good Friday Agreement
McDonald says we shouldn’t underestimate the power of having the US on our side.
Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'
Mary Lou McDonald sat down with The Journal in New York today where she said criticism of the ad was ‘nonsense’.
All time
McDonald says she can see 'no good argument' for re-entering the Commonwealth
McDonald says she can see ‘no good argument’ for re-entering the Commonwealth.
Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?
“There’s a whole cohort of Great British businesses going, ‘Do you know what? We can’t be arsed sending goods to Northern Ireland.’”
In the year to September, the value of imports to the Republic from the North grew by 60% to almost €2.6 billion.
The value of goods going the opposite direction rose by almost 50% over the same period last year to €2.8 billion.
The changes have been born of necessity rather than politics or questions of identity, Ian Curran writes.
Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.
Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill says PSNI has intelligence about planned attack on her by dissident republicans
The deputy leader of Sinn Féin and her party colleague Gerry Kelly are being targeted, according to O’Neill.
United Ireland is 'further away' now due to RIC commemoration fall out - Varadkar
He pointed to opposition politicians and said an unnecessary controversy was caused.
Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland
Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.
Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy
The DUP leader also shared her thoughts on an Irish unity poll.
Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years
That’s according to the latest Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll for
Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Derry today.
Northern Ireland 'running out of road' to restore power-sharing, warns Sinn Féin vice-president
Michelle O’Neill also said that the DUP lacked the ‘bandwidth’ to deal with both Northern Ireland and Westminster.
Scottish police launch 'thorough and robust inquiry' after Irish unity march riot
Police said a planned parade by a republican flute band was met by a ‘disruptive’ counter protest.
McDonald says Commonwealth debate should happen in the context of a conversation about Irish reunification
Her comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.
'Now is the time for unity': Mary Lou McDonald calls on Government to set up unity forum
She said that the Irish Government must not turn away from the “inevitable”.
Mary Lou's first Sinn Féin think-in as leader to focus on Irish unity, Brexit and post offices
This is the first year McDonald is leading the event as party leader.
Time for Irish unity referendum is drawing near, says Mary Lou McDonald
Earlier this week, McDonald said that a ‘chaotic brexit’ is not the time to seek a united Ireland.
Poll: Would you like a vote on Irish unity within five years?
Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has said a vote on Irish unity should happen within the next five years.
Mary Lou McDonald is the new leader of Sinn Féin
In her speech, McDonald said “we are the generation of republicans who will see the rising of the moon”.
Sinn Féin says it won't cost as much as people think to bring about a united Ireland
A discussion document launched by the party today said the issue of of affordability has been subject to “wild speculation”.
Sinn Fein calls for a border poll
Gerry Adams said the poll will allow voters to determine the “status” of the North and “provide opportunity for a historic debate on the future of this island”.