Vincent Browne: said Mr Ó Broin was being naive if he thought Sinn Féin could effect radical change as a minority partner in a future coalition government. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Brian McEvoy Photography

Sinn Féin must learn from the mistakes of like-minded parties in other countries if it is to bring about radical transformative change in Irish societ(...)

Basil McCrea said he could see the strategic benefits for Sinn Féin in calling for a Border poll in that it would set in train a series of such polls every seven years. Photograph: Pacemaker

Holding a border poll now would be deeply divisive and have a polarising effect on the two communities in Northern Ireland and would ultimately be cou(...)