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The Irish News view: NIO minister Steve Baker is wrong to say basis of unity vote should change
Having, by his own admission, completely failed to understand the horrors that the EU referendum would unleash on the politics of the United Kingdom, it is partly grimly ironic, but mainly just grim, that self-described Brexit hardman Steve Baker is now bringing to bear his unique brand of absolutely no wisdom whatsoever to the political sensitivities of Northern Ireland.
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“What worries me is the casual political vandalism. They really don’t seem to care," Tony Blair's former chief negotiator on Northern Ireland has said.
Two-thirds of people say a border poll should be held at some point in the wake of Brexit.
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A majority of people on both sides of the Irish border believes Northern Ireland will have left the UK within 25 years, a poll suggests.
The renewed tension in Northern Ireland could have far-reaching implications for the future of the United Kingdom - and post-Brexit relations with the EU.
The author of a new paper on what a future united Ireland could look like has said lessons should be learned from Brexit when it comes to avoiding a "chaotic" poll.
But survey finds public split on whether Brexit will make any difference to unity debate.
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Taoiseach Micheál Martin has stressed the importance of reconciliation as he pushed back against recent calls in the United States for a referendum on Irish unity.
FORMER Taoiseach Bertie Ahern believes a referendum on Irish unity should take place before 2030 but only following preparation.
Academics hold up Brexit as an example of the dangers of voting on an abstract concept.
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Republican sentiment is rising over fears that Brexit will tank the economy, but Northern Ireland’s unionists won’t go quietly.
Brexit is a “game-changer” that could trigger a referendum on Irish unification within three years, the leader of the nationalist Sinn Finn party said Saturday.