Ardfheis leaves door open for Sinn Féin to enter coalition government
Conference rejects motion that SF would ‘only enter a coalition as the largest party’
Books, pamphlets and pictures are seen for sale at Sinn Fein’s ardfheis in Derry. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images
Delegates at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in Derry have rejected a motion that would have limited the party’s ability to enter into a coalition government in the South after the next general election.
The conference adopted a motion stating that that party was “committed to being in government North and South” and rejected a contrary motion from the west Cork comhairle ceanntair or district council that Sinn Féin should only go into government in the Republic “as the largest party”.