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Brexit would lead to Irish border poll, Sinn Fein ard fheis is told

By Noel McAdam

Published 25/04/2016

Demand: Chris Hazzard
Demand: Chris Hazzard

Sinn Fein will demand an early referendum on Irish unity if the UK votes to leave the European Union, the ard fheis was told.

Former South Down MLA Chris Hazzard said a Brexit would challenge the integrity of the Good Friday Agreement, which put the future of Ireland in the hands of the Irish people.

"We would have been dragged out of Europe against our will," he told the gathering.

Former Executive minister Michelle Gildernew argued partition had generated division and inequality. "All because of a line on a map. We are working to get rid of it," she added.

Culture and Arts Minister Caral Ni Chuilin also hit out at the DUP for blocking planned legislation on the Irish language.

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