9. A New Republic: An Interview with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald

On this week's A World to Win, Grace is joined by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald to discuss her party's recent rise, Ireland's response to Covid-19 and the prospect of a unity referendum.

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This week, Grace is joined by Sinn Féin leader and TD in the Irish parliament Mary Lou McDonald.

They discuss Sinn Féin’s remarkable rise in recent years, which saw them beat both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in February’s general election – the first time either had been beaten in eighty years.

Also on the agenda is the response to Covid north and south in Ireland, the challenges of building a proper National Health Service across the island – and the prospect of national unification through a referendum.

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Thanks to our producer, Conor Gillies, and Tribune’s designer Kevin Zweerink for their work on this episode. This podcast is supported by the Lipman-Miliband Trust.

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