Sinn Féin recorded a stunning advance in the latest Irish general election, topping the poll with 24.5%. The two dominant parties since partition, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could only muster 43.1% between them, their worst combined showing in the history of the state.
Support for Sinn Féin has increased dramatically in the opinion polls ahead of the Irish general election to be held on 8 February.
Two significant opinion polls have put the question of Irish unification firmly on the agenda.
Relatives of the Ballymurphy Massacre have been stunned hearing the Inquest testimony of soldiers responsible for the deaths of their loved ones, as they related their part in the murders of eleven unarmed civilians at the hands of members of the Parachute regiment in 1971.
There is a systematic effort by the British government and its allies to renege on its international agreements and treaties in relation to Ireland.
Theresa May’s speech in Belfast last Friday ripped up the agreed position on the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ deal her government had reached with the EU-27 in December last year.