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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# United Ireland

All time
# reunification
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?
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
# Border poll
Poll: Do you want to see a border poll take place in the next decade?
What do you think?
# Interview
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.
# United Ireland
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
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.
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.
# Irish Unity
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.
# Border poll
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
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
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
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
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.
# Prime Numbers
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.
# Brexit
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.
# Border poll
51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds
That’s according to the latest poll published by Lord Ashcroft.
# Your Say
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.
# Planning ahead
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.
# Adrian O'Neill
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.
# new poll
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.
# banner backlash
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.
# England out
'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”.
# Poll
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.
# Your Say
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
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.
# Brexit
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.
# Your Say
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.
# Border poll
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”.
# brexit shambles
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.
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.
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
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.
# Opinion Poll
Over half of people in North would back Irish unity after Brexit
Many people are worried about the possibility of a hard border.
# Border poll
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.
# Border poll
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.
# Border poll
Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'
The new research shows that Northern Ireland would have a near balanced budget in a unification situation.
# United Ireland
Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll
Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.
# Northern Ireland
42% of people in the North want a united Ireland - poll
In a rare result, the poll puts those who want a united Ireland almost on par with those who want to remain as part of the UK.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like a vote on Irish unity within five years?
Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has said a vote on Irish unity should happen within the next five years.
# Your Say
Poll: In a united Ireland, would it be appropriate to change the Irish national flag?
Or could a compromise work?