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Irish reunification may have seemed impossible in recent years - but one analyst believes Brexit has advanced the cause. / Brexit has arguably torn one country apart, but could it soon bring two together? Despite a troubled history between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a new power-sharing agreement in Stormont may have significantly shifted the goalposts.
A new book argues that Ireland must be united in order for the UK to realise full national sovereignty. One of the authors tells Political Correspondent John Manley why unionists based in Britain should start agitating for a border poll.
More people think it is likely a united Ireland will exist in 20 years than believe the United Kingdom will exist.
A NEW poll has found that a plurality of people in Northern Ireland expect a united Ireland in the next two decades.
The leader of Northern Ireland’s nationalist Social Democratic and Labour Party on Brexit, power-sharing and updating the Good Friday Agreement.
Leo Varadkar has been urged to establish a citizens’ assembly on Irish unity when he returns to the office of Taoiseach next month.
Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson told the event an independent Scotland could be a ‘bridge’ between the EU and the rest of the UK. /
Ireland’s Future document says true cost of unification not Earth-shattering in context of Government spending.
The impact of the UK’s departure from the EU and the continuing tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol have reinforced the concept of a united Ireland for many.
THE SON of the late Rev Ian Paisley has said talk of a united Ireland is not as easily dismissed as it once was and that Brexit bears much of the responsibility for transforming attitudes.
Cold Feet star Jimmy Nesbitt will deliver the keynote address at the Ireland’s Future event in Dublin.
rexit is still influencing constitutional issues in the UK, with ‘Remainers’ increasingly unhappy with and mistrusting the government, an event discussing the National Centre for Social Research’s (NatCen’s) British Social Attitudes report has heard.
The Sinn Fein president said preparations for a referendum on Irish unity should begin.
Almost two-thirds of people in Northern Ireland believe that Brexit has increased the likelihood of Irish unity, according to the results of a social attitudes survey.
SUPPORT for a united Ireland is continuing to grow since Brexit made it more likely, a new report by the north's universities has revealed.
Almost two-thirds of people in Northern Ireland believe that Brexit has increased the likelihood of Irish unity, according to the results of a social attitudes survey.
A REFERENDUM on Irish reunification is “closer than ever before” thanks to Brexit, Michelle O’Neill has said.
Sinn Fein was once disparaged as the political wing of the IRA. It’s now on course to be the biggest party in both the north and south of the island.
The Northern Irish Minister of Agriculture ordered his services to stop post-Brexit controls on foodstuffs at midnight, an order whose practical consequences and legality are being questioned in the midst of negotiations between London and Brussels.
“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.
Ex-PM joins fellow former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith in raising concerns over the potential break-up of the United Kingdom.
Two-thirds of people say a border poll should be held at some point in the wake of Brexit.
Leo Varadkar said Fine Gael is the party to "unify our island" in his lifetime.