Sinn Fein says calls for Irish unity referendum ‘now impossible to ignore’

Sinn Fein has claimed it is now "impossible to ignore" calls for a referendum on Irish unity as nationalists won more seats in the election than unionists for the first time in Northern Ireland. 

Speaking after the party won seven seats, Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said: “It is now impossible to ignore the growing demand for a referendum on Irish Unity and I want to reiterate Sinn Féin’s call for the Irish government to establish an All-Ireland Forum on Irish Unity without delay."

Northern Ireland’s nationalists now hold nine seats in Parliament, with Sinn Fein securing seven seats and fellow nationalists SDLP winning two. Another seat was won by the ant-Brexit Alliance. 

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