Mitchell 'would accept' Commonwealth membership for a united Ireland

Fine Gael's Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell has said he would be "positively disposed" towards Ireland re-entering the Commonwealth, if it was the price for a united Ireland.

He made the remarks during a presidential debate on Today FM radio this evening.

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness said Mr Mitchell was accepting that the Queen of England would have precedence over the Irish President.

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