Joe Biden Said Brexit Must Not Damage Good Friday Agreement, Says Irish PM After Phone Call 10/11/2020
President-elect spoke to Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin as well as Boris Johnson on Tuesday.
Brexit will lead to referendum on Irish unity within five years, Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald claims 17/09/2020
The party president accused Boris Johnson of being willing to break the Good Friday Agreement in pursuit of his Brexit goals
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.
The political reality is that the United Kingdom is on a shoogly peg - and Brexit may be catalyst which breaks up the country.
Simon Fraser argues Brexit complicates union of Britain and Northern Ireland.
SDLP also promises to give other remain parties clear run against DUP in general election.
Glimmers of a potential Brexit deal have sparked dissent among Boris Johnson's allies, as the EU signals it may be open to another extension.
Downing Street beats a hasty retreat after leak shows backsliding on Good Friday Agreement pledges. / There is near-unanimous political outrage in Ireland over a leaked British government plan to throw up a “buffer zone” with customs posts on the Irish border. Parties across the political spectrum branded it “out of the question”.
Boris Johnson's Brexit plans draw backlash outside England, threatening unity of the U.K. 02/08/2019
New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s big tour of the U.K. saw him booed by EU supporters in Wales and heckled by nationalists in Scotland. Northern Ireland’s fractious parties then told him that his Brexit plans were reopening old wounds.
He was booed in Scotland. In Wales, a chicken submitted to his embrace, but politicians held him at arm’s length. And in Northern Ireland, there were rumblings of Irish unity — which could only come at the expense of its ties to the rest of the United Kingdom.
Mary Lou McDonald has urged Northern Ireland's voters to back pro-remain candidates in the European election. / The Sinn Féin president called for her party's candidate, Martina Anderson, to be given the number one preference, before transferring to "pro-remain, progressive candidates".
As Brexit looms, nationalists in Northern Ireland are increasingly looking to Dublin for representation. Now, as Ben Kelly explains, political parties are responding in new, innovative ways.
It is "irresponsible" for the Irish government to say a border poll should not be held at the moment due to uncertainty about Brexit, Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has said.
Sinn Fein leader says Brexit compromising Irish peace process would be 'grossly reckless and irresponsible' 03/02/2019
Mary Lou McDonald says there is a ‘growing demand’ for unity poll.