Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), 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.
“Today represents a very significant moment of change. It’s a defining moment in our politics and for our people,” said the head of Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, whose party secured 29% of first-preference votes to the DUP’s 21.3%.
She said there should now be an “honest debate” around the party’s goal of unifying the territory with the Republic of Ireland.
By Amanda Ferguson
Source: Sinn Fein calls for united Ireland debate after historic election win (msn.com)