Mary Lou McDonald: Change in Ireland only just beginning
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has insisted change in Irish politics is "only just beginning".
She told Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur: "I think there are those who would say to you for purely self-interest that the moment of change has gone in Ireland and that it is over. But I would say in response - watch this space."
At February's election, Sinn Féin put forward a radical manifesto and took 24.5% of first-preference votes - a record for the party.
But they have no role in government. Ireland has a coalition of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens.
Watch the full interview on Friday 31 July 2020 on BBC World News or watch again on BBC iPlayer (UK only)
31 Jul 2020