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# united-ireland - Monday 12 October, 2020

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

# united-ireland - Friday 17 July, 2020

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

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

# united-ireland - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years

Just 26% of respondents in a survey said they believe there will be a UK-EU trade deal agreed by 31 December.

# united-ireland - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies

O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.

# united-ireland - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

# united-ireland - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's where the parties stand on a united Ireland and holding a border poll

The question is more immediate since Brexit, so what are the parties saying?

# united-ireland - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at the possible compromises we would face if a united Ireland became a reality

# united-ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2019

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

# united-ireland - Friday 27 December, 2019

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

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

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

# united-ireland - Sunday 22 December, 2019

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

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

# united-ireland - Friday 13 December, 2019

Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the tectonic plates of the political landscape in the North have shifted.

# united-ireland - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland

Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.

# united-ireland - Sunday 24 November, 2019

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

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

# united-ireland - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years? United Ireland This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years?

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald made the call at the party’s Ard Fheis in Derry last night.

# united-ireland - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Derry today.

# united-ireland - Friday 25 October, 2019

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

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

# united-ireland - Friday 11 October, 2019

Dublin council to vote on lobbying minister to ask Northern Irish secretary to organise a border poll

Some councillors described it as a smart move while others questioned its relevance at a Dublin council meeting.

# united-ireland - Saturday 14 September, 2019

How many people in Northern Ireland would vote for Irish unification? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of sandwich boards that Dublin City Council has seized from businesses.

# united-ireland - Thursday 12 September, 2019

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

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

# united-ireland - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

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

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

# united-ireland - Monday 22 July, 2019

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

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

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

Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?

In 2017, Fianna Fáil said it planned to publish a white paper on unification.

# united-ireland - Saturday 20 July, 2019

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

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

# united-ireland - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Increase in number of people who think united Ireland more likely due to Brexit

It also showed a large majority of people were in favour of Ireland remaining in the EU.

# united-ireland - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

McDonald apologises for - and defends - marching behind 'England Get Out Of Ireland' banner

McDonald received backlash after Sinn Féin shared images online of her standing behind the banner.

# united-ireland - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade

In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”.

# united-ireland - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime

There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland.

# united-ireland - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Do you think an all-Ireland Citizens' Assembly should be established to discuss Irish unity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Do you think an all-Ireland Citizens' Assembly should be established to discuss Irish unity?

Sinn Féin has argued that the possibility of a united Ireland must be prepared for.

# united-ireland - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Vast majority of people want to see a united Ireland rather than a hard border

Over 1,000 people from the Republic of Ireland were surveyed.

# united-ireland - Monday 28 January, 2019

Majority of people want a referendum on a united Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit

There has been increasing speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification of the Republic and Northern Ireland.

# united-ireland - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Poll: Would you like an Irish unity referendum in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like an Irish unity referendum in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

McDonald has reiterated her call for an Irish unity referendum following her phone conversation with May yesterday.

# united-ireland - Sunday 30 December, 2018

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

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

# united-ireland - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

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

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

# united-ireland - Friday 7 December, 2018

Opinion: A united Ireland is a realistic possibility now so we need to prepare for it

There are serious challenges to creating a united Ireland but with proper forward planning it could be achieved, writes Paul Goslng.

# united-ireland - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Poll reveals 62% of people in Northern Ireland believe a united Ireland more likely post-Brexit

55% of people in Northern Ireland said they believed Brexit will leave them financially less well off.

# united-ireland - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

The Union Jack over Leinster House? SF says it must be open to new ideas around symbolism

Pearse Doherty said he couldn’t see the day when the union flag would fly overhead, but said all views must be accomodated.

# united-ireland - Monday 3 September, 2018

Over half of people in North would back Irish unity after Brexit

Many people are worried about the possibility of a hard border.

# united-ireland - Saturday 11 August, 2018

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

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

# united-ireland - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

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

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

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