Irish Unity would result in benefit of £35bn between now and 2025

Ireland remains a partitioned country which is still partly under foreign rule. It has long been the objective of those who support a united Ireland to build support for achieving Irish reunification by peaceful and democratic means. Now a discussion document titled 'Towards a United Ireland' has been launched. Stressing the economic advantage Northern Ireland Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said reunification would mean a benefit of £35bn between now and 2025.

Sinn Féin has launched a discussion document titled 'Towards a United Ireland'. Speaking at the event, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said the party wanted to stimulate debate on the matter. Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy said he would like to see a referendum in the next political term, later suggesting it could be within two years. The document says referendums on Irish reunification would be held concurrently north and south of the border.

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