‘People want action on Irish unity’ – South Down MP

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the Irish government needs to begin preparing for Irish unity as a matter of urgency.


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The South Down MP said there was a “growing demand for Irish unity across the island”.



He said that conversations on the issue are “well underway”.

The local MP told Newry Times, “There have been calls made for a number of years for a forum or other body to discuss unity and that is evidence of the increasing interest in unity.



“But what nationalists want to see is action, not just words.

“People want to see the Irish government living up to its responsibilities under the Good Friday Agreement, including its provision for a referendum on Irish unity,” he insisted.



“We now need to see the Irish government actively beginning preparations for Irish unity in earnest.

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“This should involve the setting up of a joint Oireachtas committee on Irish unity, the convening of a Citizen’s Assembly representative of the island, and the publication of a white paper on Irish unity.

“It is now time for the Irish government to act,” he added.

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