Maybe as a form of outreach to those in the North need some reassurance about steps towards a united Ireland? Sinn Féin's approach is somewhat preaching to the converted.Fine Gael, with Fianna Fáil support have been pushing the Commonwealth for years. I wonder will they continue with this policy?
Given the rise of Sinn Féin in Dublin and Cork.
That said, I see it as a concession I would make in negotiations to achieve a United Ireland, not something I would do unilaterally now.