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Mary Lou McDonald to become Sinn Fein president

Mary Lou McDonald to become Sinn Fein president

Sinn Fein has been preparing to witness a generational change of power when Mr. Adams declared his decision to step down in November.

Mr. Adams's retirement after 34 years as party leader is seen as an opportunity for Sinn Fein, until recently the political wing of the banned Provisional Irish Republic Army, to reposition itself closer to the political mainstream in southern Ireland.

She said her leadership would mark a defining chapter in the achievement of a United Ireland.

He, when he said he had "complete confidence in the next generation of leaders".

A standalone Irish Language Act has been a red-line issue for Sinn Fein, while Mrs Foster recently reassured an internal DUP gathering that she would never sign off on such a move.

"Irish unity in our time".

'Those people who admire me will continue to admire me'.

'Irish unity can not be a crude exercise of simply stitching north to south and returning to business as usual.

"It is still there of course and we want rid of it in any form - but people have just been reminded how good that has been".

We want a new Ireland, in which rights are guaranteed, cultures respected and the diversity of our identities embraced.

Theresa May's Brexit officials are yet to explain how checks or tariffs will not be introduced if the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland becomes a border between the EU and United Kingdom - especially if Britain quits the single market and customs union.

She added: "We are committed to real powersharing, to working for agreement with our Unionist partners". "Sinn Féin in government, both North and South".

Theresa May is set to make a last-minute trip to Northern Ireland as part of a bid to resolve the ongoing political stalemate in Stormont.

McDonald became a member of the European Parliament in 2004 and became deputy leader of Sinn Fein in 2009.

Who is Mary Lou McDonald?

Mary Lou McDonald is officially the new leader of Sinn Féin.

After leaving university, the politician ran for the leadership unopposed and had served as deputy leader since February 2008.

For Sinn Féin supporters, Mr Adams is an iconic figure who has transformed the party's electoral fortunes to the extent that it has nearly reached parity with the DUP and could find itself as a coalition partner in the Republic.

"To win elections, to increase our political strength, to realise our ambition of being in government north and south, to win progressive political victories every single day, and ultimately to win Irish unity", she said.


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