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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# United Ireland

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When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'
Sturgeon said reunification was made ‘more likely’ because of Brexit.
More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.
Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’
Former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett made the prediction as peers debated the agreement between the UK and EU.
Ireland unification referendums should only be held with 'clear plan for what follows', report finds
The working group said the “years of acrimony” following Brexit show the dangers of calling a vote without adequate planning.
German reunification a 'useful example' of how planned Irish reunification could work, says Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin has launched a document on why there are economic benefits to a united Ireland.
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.
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”.
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.
'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.
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.
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
Poll: Do you want to see a border poll take place in the next decade?
What do you think?
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”.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Derry today.
Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime
“I would, but only in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.”
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.
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.
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.
51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds
That’s according to the latest poll published by Lord Ashcroft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.