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#Border poll

# border-poll - Sunday 3 July, 2022

Border poll ‘not appropriate' at this time, says Varadkar
# Poll Position
# Poll Position

Border poll ‘not appropriate' at this time, says Varadkar

Jul 3rd 2022, 12:42 PM 15,988 Views 41 Comments

The Tánaiste said he also wants clarity around when a referendum of Irish unity would be called.

# border-poll - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 7:25 PM 39,271 Views 62 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

# border-poll - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question

Feb 16th 2021, 1:32 PM 29,600 Views 115 Comments

The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

# border-poll - Sunday 24 January, 2021

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,930 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

# border-poll - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Ireland unification referendums should only be held with 'clear plan for what follows', report finds
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Ireland unification referendums should only be held with 'clear plan for what follows', report finds

Nov 26th 2020, 4:00 PM 15,463 Views 65 Comments

The working group said the “years of acrimony” following Brexit show the dangers of calling a vote without adequate planning.

# border-poll - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
# Shared Island Initiative
# Shared Island Initiative

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:25 PM 14,478 Views 25 Comments

Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.

# border-poll - Friday 17 July, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government
# Trip North
# Trip North

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government

Jul 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 11,296 Views 67 Comments

Martin said he would work towards getting North-South infrastructure projects “over the line”.

# border-poll - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group

Feb 9th 2020, 11:50 AM 19,359 Views 30 Comments

The highest level of support came from the youngest cohort of voters.

# border-poll - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Poll: Do you want to see a border poll take place in the next decade?
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Poll: Do you want to see a border poll take place in the next decade?

Dec 29th 2019, 9:30 AM 128,525 Views 145 Comments

What do you think?

# border-poll - Friday 27 December, 2019

A border poll now wouldn't be a good idea because 'it would be defeated', Varadkar says
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

A border poll now wouldn't be a good idea because 'it would be defeated', Varadkar says

Dec 27th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,993 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the focus now should on restoring the Northern Irish assembly “all in a wider reasonable context”.

# border-poll - Monday 23 December, 2019

Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland

Dec 23rd 2019, 1:57 PM 17,213 Views 91 Comments

MEP Matt Carthy responded today to comments made by Micheál Martin about a United Ireland border poll.

# border-poll - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says

Dec 22nd 2019, 2:01 PM 21,299 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have said they don’t believe it is the right time for any border poll on reunification.

# border-poll - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years

Nov 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 56,435 Views 132 Comments

That’s according to the latest Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll for TheJournal.ie.

# border-poll - Friday 25 October, 2019

Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime

Oct 25th 2019, 12:29 PM 23,695 Views 98 Comments

“I would, but only in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.”

# border-poll - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Northern Ireland 'running out of road' to restore power-sharing, warns Sinn Féin vice-president
# Michelle O'Neill
# Michelle O'Neill

Northern Ireland 'running out of road' to restore power-sharing, warns Sinn Féin vice-president

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:06 PM 10,285 Views 16 Comments

Michelle O’Neill also said that the DUP lacked the ‘bandwidth’ to deal with both Northern Ireland and Westminster.

# border-poll - Thursday 12 September, 2019

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland

Sep 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 63,631 Views 52 Comments

University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.

# border-poll - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds

Sep 11th 2019, 9:24 AM 113,191 Views 139 Comments

That’s according to the latest poll published by Lord Ashcroft.

# border-poll - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Mayor of Belfast: 'An Irish unity referendum is coming, and we must prepare for it'
# Cart Before The Horse
# Cart Before The Horse

Mayor of Belfast: 'An Irish unity referendum is coming, and we must prepare for it'

Updated Jul 23rd 2019, 9:37 PM 62,217 Views 84 Comments

Claire Hanna, SDLP MLA for South Belfast said calling for a poll now is ‘premature’.

# border-poll - Monday 22 July, 2019

Poll: Should a border poll be held in the event of a no-deal Brexit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a border poll be held in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

Jul 22nd 2019, 8:50 AM 49,438 Views 231 Comments

Fianna Fáil is still working on a plan for a United Ireland.

# border-poll - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Ireland's ambassador to the UK says a Northern Ireland border poll would 'degrade' attempts to resolve Brexit
# Adrian O'Neill
# Adrian O'Neill

Ireland's ambassador to the UK says a Northern Ireland border poll would 'degrade' attempts to resolve Brexit

Jul 20th 2019, 3:34 PM 19,812 Views 95 Comments

There has been speculation that Brexit could eventually lead to a united Ireland.

# border-poll - Monday 4 March, 2019

Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers
# Mark Durkan
# Mark Durkan

Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers

Mar 4th 2019, 6:43 PM 14,272 Views 64 Comments

The former SDLP leader says he knows voting for a Northern Ireland voice is a big ask for Dublin people.

# border-poll - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
# Referenda
# Referenda

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,480 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

# border-poll - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'

Dec 30th 2018, 12:13 PM 30,204 Views 89 Comments

The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.

# border-poll - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'
# Brexit Shambles
# Brexit Shambles

Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'

Dec 11th 2018, 2:51 PM 21,573 Views 84 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said a “crash” no-deal Brexit moves the timeline for a border poll on a united Ireland forward.

# border-poll - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

Aug 11th 2018, 7:10 AM 82,609 Views 142 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

# border-poll - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Sandwich ingredients safe: Taoiseach rules out 'food stockpiling' in the case of a hard Brexit
# Food Hoarding
# Food Hoarding

Sandwich ingredients safe: Taoiseach rules out 'food stockpiling' in the case of a hard Brexit

Aug 1st 2018, 7:01 AM 14,107 Views 72 Comments

Leo Varadkar says while the Irish government is stockpiling medicines, it has no plans to stockpile food.

# border-poll - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald says 'a chaotic Brexit' is not the time to seek a united Ireland
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Mary Lou McDonald says 'a chaotic Brexit' is not the time to seek a united Ireland

Jul 31st 2018, 10:37 AM 18,054 Views 85 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader says that a hard Brexit is not good news for her party.

# border-poll - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'

Jul 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 38,172 Views 96 Comments

The new research shows that Northern Ireland would have a near balanced budget in a unification situation.

# border-poll - Friday 29 June, 2018

Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll

Jun 29th 2018, 10:54 AM 10,336 Views 56 Comments

Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.

# border-poll - Monday 11 December, 2017

Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll
# Court
# Court

Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll

Dec 11th 2017, 6:00 PM 21,478 Views 0 Comments

Raymond McCord is seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll.

# border-poll - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland

May 13th 2017, 7:15 AM 11,592 Views 30 Comments

Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.

# border-poll - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...

Apr 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,463 Views 26 Comments

… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?

# border-poll - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Bertie was back in Leinster House today and he managed to take a dig at Sinn Féin
# Bertie's Back
# Bertie's Back

Bertie was back in Leinster House today and he managed to take a dig at Sinn Féin

Apr 6th 2017, 3:49 PM 28,549 Views 101 Comments

Look who’s back on Kildare Street.

# border-poll - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction'

Mar 18th 2017, 9:30 AM 660 Views 79 Comments

Nationalists may be fobbed off in the short term, but this will lead to demands for clarification from the British government about what conditions will permit a border poll, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# border-poll - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Nearly half of Irish people think it's time for a United Ireland
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

Nearly half of Irish people think it's time for a United Ireland

Dec 17th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,415 Views 127 Comments

The poll comes as TheJournal.ie conducted a poll of every TD to ask if they want to see a border poll in the lifetime of the government.

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said

Dec 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 68,429 Views 142 Comments

Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.

# border-poll - Thursday 11 August, 2016

'National unity is in the national interest': Gerry Adams argues it is time for a united Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

'National unity is in the national interest': Gerry Adams argues it is time for a united Ireland

Aug 11th 2016, 8:00 PM 348 Views 120 Comments

Gerry Adams says all parties should come together to talk about Irish unity.

# border-poll - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Quiz: Which side of the border is this?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Which side of the border is this?

Jul 31st 2016, 8:30 PM 37,595 Views 43 Comments

What about ye?

# border-poll - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Explainer: Why are politicians talking about a 'border poll' now?
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Explainer: Why are politicians talking about a 'border poll' now?

Jul 20th 2016, 6:03 AM 31,038 Views 98 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has raised the possibility of a referendum on a united Ireland.

# border-poll - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Ian Paisley Jr thinks Enda Kenny's border poll idea is "far out, man"
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ian Paisley Jr thinks Enda Kenny's border poll idea is "far out, man"

Jul 19th 2016, 3:04 PM 15,649 Views 91 Comments

He also said that Kenny should be thinking about moving his state towards membership of the British Commonwealth.

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