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A Sinn Fein taoiseach could hurt, not help, chances of a united Ireland

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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. Picture by Frank McGrath

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. Picture by Frank McGrath

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. Picture by Frank McGrath

While there seems no immediate prospect of an Irish general election, and no guarantee that the outcome would propel Mary Lou McDonald into government, there is now the possibility that 2022 will be the year when Sinn Fein becomes the largest party on both sides of the Border.

Recent weeks have seen The Economist, The Guardian, the Financial Times, and others seriously examine the implications of a Sinn Féin-led Irish government.


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