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Nationalist Sinn Féin Party Wins Historic Election in Northern Ireland

HeadlineMay 09, 2022

In Northern Ireland, the nationalist Sinn Féin party has won the most seats in Northern Ireland’s parliament for the first time. Sinn Féin is the former political wing of the IRA — the Irish Republican Army — which for decades fought against British rule of Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin’s Vice President Michelle O’Neill appears poised to become the first Catholic to lead Northern Ireland. O’Neill is a supporter of plans to reunify Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland.

Michelle O’Neill: “Those of us that are for unification will make that case. I encourage those that actually don’t have that perspective at this moment in time to also enter into the conversation. Let’s have a healthy debate about what our future looks like, something that’s better for each and every one of us, where we all have a valued place in our society.”

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