Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin ‘broken new ground’ in Northern election victory - McDonald

Sinn Féin have renewed calls for an urgent meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference

  • May 22, 2023
Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin leader (left) and Michelle O’Neill, party vice president (right).

Sinn Féin has “broken new ground” following historic victory in Northern Irish local elections, party leader Mary Lou MacDonald has said.

The elections to 11 local councils saw Sinn Féin emerge as the largest party in local government for the first time on Sunday, with 144 seats, a rise of 39 from 2019.

The DUP reinforced its position as the dominant force in unionism by winning 122 seats, the same number as in 2019.

The ...