|By Mark Bain|
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has laid out her plans for a united Ireland, but warned that people must start preparing a Plan B and Plan C, as their first option of what that might look like may not be available.
Ms McDonald also had her say on the role women play in government, and hit out at those who continue to link her party to the IRA.
Speaking to the Basically with Stefanie Preissner podcast, Ms McDonald said the issue of convincing unionists that embracing a new Ireland was the way forward was "a tricky one".
"Once upon a time everybody agreed that Ireland should be free," she said.
"We have never strayed from that belief, but I hope we're all going to get back on that page again, even though there has been a lot of hurt and injury and sadness. We now have a viable, robust democratic process and I hope that now will be our moment where we fix the thing that was broken and end partition.
"I think that we can have not just an united Ireland, but an equal Ireland, an entire society of people getting the chance to turn the page.
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