Mayo Sinn Féin Senator, Rose Conway Walsh, has told those gathered at the annual Easter Commemoration in Stranorlar that “a new Ireland is possible.”
Ms Walsh was speaking at the main Easter Commemoration in the county; the Drumboe Commemoraiton.
She told the hundreds who had gathered: “We have an opportunity to end the union, to end partition and build a new and united Ireland.
“A new and united Ireland, must be about more than adding the north to the south. It is not a 32 county free state. It is a new republic. The republic of Tone and Connolly, Markievicz and Farrell, Sands and McGuinness.
“The challenge for us, for this generation of republicans is how we shape that change, how we build a new and united Ireland.
“An Ireland of prosperity and opportunity. An Ireland of equal rights in which everyone has a place. An Ireland that provides jobs, homes and health care for its citizens.
“An Ireland that promises security of a roof over your head and fair pay for a fair day’s work.
“An Ireland were no family lives in fear of the knock on door from a landlord, an unexpected car breakdown or illness, Where no one has to choose between heating a home or feeding a family.
“An Ireland of reconciliation and peace.
“An Ireland where everyone has a place in society and a chance to succeed.
“An Ireland where the politics of the past, the nod and wink politics and the sliveen politicians of the past remains in the past.
“Delivering Irish Unity is the key to building a new Ireland. The opportunity to build anew.”