Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald shifts stance on Israel, potentially impacting coalition prospects
Why it matters
Sinn Féin's evolving stance on Israel could affect its coalition prospects and future governance in Ireland
What the papers say
Politico reports on Sinn Féin's evolving stance on Israel and its potential impact on coalition prospects. The Times discusses McDonald's call for a new government without Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, potentially affecting coalition possibilities. BBC News highlights Sinn Féin's growing popularity in the Republic of Ireland and its aim for a place in government for the first time. The Independent focuses on the need for a fully-functioning Stormont Assembly and Executive in Northern Ireland.
How we got here
Sinn Féin is aiming for a place in government in the Republic of Ireland for the first time, while also targeting a return to government in Northern Ireland. The party's evolving stance on various issues, including Israel, is being closely watched as it could impact its coalition prospects.
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Sinn Féin is a centre-left to left-wing Irish republican political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Democratic Unionist Party is a unionist political party in Northern Ireland favouring British identity. It was founded in 1971 during the Troubles by Ian Paisley, who led the party for the next 37 years.
Northern Ireland is variously described as a country, province or region which is part of the United Kingdom. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland.
Israel, formally known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.