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Border Poll Conversation with Alex Kane

Welcome to irishborderpoll.com’s fourth ‘Border Poll Conversations’ video podcast. We chat to interesting people with interesting things to say about constitutional change, border polls, the future of the Union and a United Ireland. In this podcast we chat with the most famous and respected of all unionist commentators, Alex Kane. He talks about his early […]

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Border Poll Conversation with Rev Karen Sethuraman

Welcome to irishborderpoll.com’s third ‘Border Poll Conversations’ video podcast. We chat to interesting people with interesting things to say about constitutional change, border polls, the future of the Union and a United Ireland. On June 15th thousands will fill the SSE Arena in Belfast for the latest ‘Ireland’s Future – Pathway To Change’ conference. It […]

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Border Poll Conversation with Peadar Tóibín

Welcome to irishborderpoll.com’s second ‘Border Poll Conversations’ video podcast, a new regular feature. We chat to people with interesting things to say about constitutional change, border polls, the future of the Union and a United Ireland. Following the two recent referendum results in the 26 Counties, opinion polls show a rise in support for Aontú. […]

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Young Fine Gael members pushing for Irish Unity

United Irelanders may have noticed over the past few months that Young Fine Gael (YFG) have been active in pushing the Unity question on a number of fronts. From publishing their  All Island Transportation document and pushing for a Citizens Assembly they have made quite an impact. John Healy and Jude O`Kane have been at the […]

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Irish in Canada: A St Patrick’s Day message from the diaspora

Gabriel McCaffrey (@gabefin) is an Irish immigrant in Canada and a board member Friends of Sinn Féin Canada. Gabriel left Ireland in the 1980s during the significant exodus triggered by the economic and political instability that was caused by the policy failures and corruption of the governments of Haughey and Fitzgerald.  He settled in Canada, […]

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The meaning of Irishness: a letter from the diaspora

Gabriel McCaffrey (@gabefin) is an Irish immigrant in Canada. He wrote a dispatch for us in the run up to St. Patrick’s day 2024. As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, and living in Canada, I wanted to share some thoughts on the Diaspora community here and how it experience’s the reality of life as Irish […]

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Border Poll Conversation with John Alderdice: Is The Trajectory Irish Unity?

Welcome to irishborderpoll.com’s first ever ‘Border Poll Conversations’ video podcast, a new regular feature. We chat to interesting people with interesting things to say about constitutional change, border polls, the future of the Union and a United Ireland. For our first Border Poll Conversation we talk to John Alderdice, former leader of the Alliance Party […]

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Irish Unity: Change is Coming

“I believe that the constitutional conversation in Ireland is like a Kettle on a gas hob – it’s just beginning to bubble – But very soon- it going to whistle”. John Finucane Below is the speech delivered by Sinn Fein MP John Finucane at our irishborderpoll.com  Irish Unity debate in Westminster last week. Other speakers were Former […]

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Irish Unity – Welcome to the United Kingdom of England and Wales?

Tuesday February 27th – irishborderpoll.com brings the Constitutional debate to the heart of Westminster. Book your ticket now via Eventbrite. Two constitutional fires burn on Westminster’s hillside. Scottish nationalism, for so long a marginal force, came within six percent of winning the referendum on independence held in September 2014. It briefly triggered a bout of […]

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Mutual Cultural Accommodation in Relation to Northern Ireland: Reciprocity, Leadership, Tolerance, Generosity, Compromise, Respect, Listening, Inclusion and Balance

Mutual accommodation can in theory benefit any society. As part of an evolving culture of tolerance, it can help lower the temperature of contested narratives, reduce stress, and make people happier. The question at the heart of this paper is whether mutual accommodation could help in practice, here and now. And if so, starting with […]