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.”