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United Ireland: why is it not on cards despite Sinn Féin success?

By Lisa O'Carroll

08 May 2022 · 3 min read

Sinn Féin hailed its first victory in a Northern Ireland assembly election as a defining moment for the British-controlled region and called for a debate on a united Ireland.

The party’s president, Mary Lou McDonald, had a simple message for unionists on Saturday, telling them: “Don’t be scared, the future is bright for us all.”

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