Aontú leader and Meath West TD has agreed with Michelle O’Neill’s call for the Irish Government to prepare for Irish Unity. Speaking in response to her statement, An Teachta Tóibín stated:

“Michelle O’Neill is right when she says that the Irish government must prepare for Unity. It is a threat to our national interest that the Tories in London, who have no knowledge of Ireland, determine whether we can move people, products and services around and Ireland. It’s a threat to our national interest that the Tories in London, who care very little about Ireland, determine whether we in Ireland have a peaceful future or not.

“Logic would dictate that Irish people north and south should determine our own future for our own mutual benefit. The polls north and south indicate that the majority of people north and south are coming to this view.

“However, Stormont must also prepare for Unity. It’s not good enough to hurl from the ditch when you could be on the pitch. At this critical time in the direction of this country we must not squander opportunity.  All who seek Irish unity must lead by example. Grandstanding is not a solution. We need action now.”