Conference 2010 report

In 2010 a packed conference on 20 February, Putting Irish Unity on the Agenda, took place in the TUC Congress House. Further events and conferences are planned and will be publicised on this site.

Putting Irish unity on the agenda

More than 500 people from across the country attended the conference.

In a positive and wide-ranging discussion, speakers from Britain and Ireland joined those attending in covering a number of key issues in relation to Ireland future, and the future relationship between the two Irelands. Leading figures from Sinn Féin joined other political representatives, Irish community organisations, sporting and cultural representatives, academics, trade unionists and many others.

Important issues such as the constitutional future, the economy, the role of the Irish community in Britain, opening a dialogue with unionism and developing the peace process were all discussed in packed plenaries and seminars.

The conference has received a very positive response and widespread media coverage. Some of the media articles, reports and speeches from the conference are available in our archive. Future events to be announced.

Reports and articles about the conference

More than 500 people, from across the country, attended the 20th February conference. Here are some links to coverage in the media and articles reporting the day’s events.

Read the conference Agenda.

Pat Doherty MP, Sinn Féin: opening address to conference

Conference address by Margaret Ward

Salma Yaqoob: Breaking down taboos

Conference address by Jarlath Burns

Conference address by Conal Devitt


External links (open in new tab):

UTV reports how Irish unity must be on political agenda

Seumas Milne writes in the Guardian on why Irish unity is inevitable

The Morning Star reports the conference:

MP pushes the case for equality

Delegates campaign for a united Ireland

BBC reports ‘unity remains outstanding issue’

The Irish Times on the ‘Irish in Britain’ session at conference

Conference report from Ógra Sinn Féin

Irish World’s full report of the conference

Irish Times reports: ‘Irish unity must be on the agenda’

Irish Examiner reports on the conference