Scottish Vote Leads to Call for Ireland’s Reunification Referendum
The President of Sinn Féin, an Irish republican political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, has called for a referendum in Northern Ireland that, if agreed, could lead to Ireland’s reunification.
"It is time for the people who share this island to have a respectful and informed debate with regard to Irish Unity or continued partition," Gerry Adams, said in a Friday statement posted on Sinn Féin’s website .
"The people here, like our Scottish cousins, should be provided the opportunity in a Border Poll to determine the constitutional position. That is democratic way forward," Adams added.