Tuesday 16 October 2018

The tiresome tribal baggage of North has hamstrung progress

Sinn Féin’s delegation at the talks in Stormont speak to the media while the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: PA
Sinn Féin’s delegation at the talks in Stormont speak to the media while the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: PA
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

If you don't fix your final destination, it's easy to lose your way. An attempt to give us the contours for the future shape of our island has been unveiled.

Amid the looming Brexit chaos and another dismal failure on Northern Ireland with the Executive consigned to indefinite cold storage, comes a blueprint for our future.

On taking over from Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald reiterated at her first leadership démarche that Sinn Féin's ultimate goal is a united Ireland.

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