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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# United Ireland

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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.
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.
Over half of people in North would back Irish unity after Brexit
Many people are worried about the possibility of a hard border.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: In a united Ireland, would it be appropriate to change the Irish national flag?
Or could a compromise work?
Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State and Secretary for Northern Ireland over border poll
Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.
A Dáil committee is talking to unionists to prepare for a possible united Ireland
Senator Mark Daly says ‘the lesson of Brexit’ is that you must prepare.
Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll
Raymond McCord is seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll.
Do you want a united Ireland? Only slightly under half of people say they do
Over one in five people aren’t sure if they want it or not.
Former NI minister says Donegal would be better off in the United Kingdom
The former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party said Donegal “really is the hinterland of Northern Ireland”.
Northern success always presents us in the south with a dilemma
Tommy Martin on Brexit, the Irish Open and how sport in Ireland is best served by the softest of borders.
Unionists have nothing to fear from a united Ireland
British identity can and must be accommodated in an agreed, united Ireland, writes Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy.
13 tweets that prove there's no film to bring Ireland together like The Snapper
“I suppose a ride is out of the question.”
Young people are worried they are addicted to their smartphones
54% of students said they checked their phones in the classroom in the last seven days
Jeremy Corbyn 'on the right side of history' - Sinn Féin
The UK Labour leader has been accused of failing to condemn the IRA’s bombing campaigns.
Varadkar says Farage 'takes the biscuit' with 'hilarious' comment that the EU is 'stoking Irish nationalism'
Farage said the EU is doing it to make things difficult for the UK.
Poll: Do you think a united Ireland is likely to happen anytime soon?
The EU has placed provisions for a united Ireland as part of its Brexit guidelines.
Here are the things that must happen before and after a united Ireland becomes a reality
The first report in the history of State to outline a road map for reunification throws up a number of ideas.
EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity
The EU 27 leaders unanimously backed a tough Brexit strategy today.
The potential for a united Ireland is on the front page of the Financial Times
EU leaders are expected to make formal reference to the potential for Irish reunification.
Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction'
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.
Fianna Fáil's plans for North-South reunification get cautious welcome from Sinn Féin
Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin was eager to clarify differences between his party and Sinn Féin.
Poll: Do you want to see a united Ireland?
Enda Kenny asked that a deal be included in Brexit negotiations to allow Northern Ireland to rejoin the EU in the case of a united Ireland.
UK government rejects Adams' claims that Brexit will destroy Good Friday Agreement
Adams said that Brexit was a “hostile act against the people of this island”.
Nearly half of Irish people think it's time for a United Ireland
The poll comes as 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
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.
Sinn Féin says it won't cost as much as people think to bring about a united Ireland
A discussion document launched by the party today said the issue of of affordability has been subject to “wild speculation”.
Leo Varadkar: "I foresee a united Ireland at some point in the future"
Minister Leo Varadkar was giving his speech at the Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration in Glasnevin cemetery today.
Explainer: Why are politicians talking about a 'border poll' now?
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has raised the possibility of a referendum on a united Ireland.