Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill has said she wants a “federal republic” with a “one nation, one government” structure, but has called for a “defiant” stance against a return to the British monarchy.
Speaking in an interview with The Irish Mirror, Ms O’Neil said she did not think Ireland was ready for such a move and would be open to talks about such a scenario.
She said that although Sinn Fáin was “not opposed to republicanism”, the republican movement needed to be defended.
“The republican movement is in a period of change and there is no need to go back to the past.”
We should not be ashamed of our past, we should be proud of our future and we should never give up on the future.
“As a party we have a strong position, and that is that we are a constitutional republic.”
But we have to maintain that position, we have had a very tough time in recent years.
“I would say the Irish republic is at the end of the road, but I would also say it is not finished, it is in the process of being reconstituted and that there are other countries which are looking to move towards republication and I would encourage them to do that.”
She added that the “republic” would “need to be liberated” and that the republic would “go on in a positive way”.
“It is very important that we don’t give up hope that we can do it,” she said.
“It needs to be an inclusive society.”
What we need to do is get to grips with the reality of how this country is going to evolve and how this republic is going.
“And it will be an evolving republic that is very positive, very positive and very tolerant.”
The interview came after Ms OOiligan’s party claimed she was the “face of the republican revolution”.
The party said the comments had been “misconstrued” and were “not meant to be taken as an endorsement of Sinn Fíana”.
“Michelle O’Sullivan is a republican and is a proud republican.
She is also a feminist, an environmentalist and a human rights campaigner,” the party said in a statement.”
Michelle’s views on feminism, climate change, and the environment are shared by thousands of women and men across the country.”
The party’s statement continued: “Michelle OOilligan is the face of the republic.”
The remarks come as the DUP, Sinn Fís strongest party in Northern Ireland, said the republican party was a “dangerous” threat to the peace process.
The party leader, Arlene Foster, said: “It is a very dangerous situation and I think that’s why the peace movement in Northern Irish society is so important.”
In the last few days, it has become apparent that there is a threat that Sinn Fænías leadership is putting forward that we should not accept.
“That is a dangerous, divisive party.
I have to say that it is very dangerous and I have a very clear view of the nature of the threat that they pose to peace in Northern Dublin.”
In a statement, the party called Ms Oilligan’s comments “incredibly dangerous” and said they were “deeply offensive”.
“We do not accept that this type of language, particularly in a political context, is appropriate in Northern Northern Ireland.”
This is the first time in decades that Sinn Fein has made such a statement on our behalf and it is deeply offensive,” the statement read.”
While the IRA is not the only political organisation which is involved in violence and terrorism in Northern Europe, Sinn Fein is the most violent and destructive of all of them.
“The DUP has called on Sinn Fanní to distance itself from the party’s leader.
The Sinn Fán movement has been criticised for a series of comments in recent months that have caused a number of party members to leave the party.
In recent weeks, Mr O’Dowd has been accused of inciting sectarian hatred by comparing Muslim children to paedophiles.
In a recent interview, the DUP leader also criticised the recent rise in the number of anti-Semitic attacks across the United Kingdom.”
He added that anti-Semitism is “the problem of the world today”.””
I think there’s a certain amount of political correctness in the UK that’s going on that’s the reason why we are seeing these things.”
He added that anti-Semitism is “the problem of the world today”.
“There is a lot of hatred in the world,” he added.
“The Nazis, the KKK, the fascists, that’s what the world is.
We have to have a sense of decency, a sense that we’re all human beings, that we have the right to live our lives in peace, with a sense as well that we shouldn’t be demonised.”
Ms Oillogan said that her comments were