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Imagining education in the new Ireland

Irishborderpoll today launches a new series of articles on ‘Imagining the new Ireland’. We hope to feature a diverse range of people from all walks of life, many of them writing for the first time about subjects close to their hearts. Here teacher Sean Walsh argues for an education system which draws upon the best […]

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The political, economic and legal consequences of Irish reunification.

Originally published on jimocallaghan.com. Jim O’Callaghan is odds on favourite to be the next leader of Fianna Fail. In ‘The Political, Economic and Legal Consequences of Irish Reunification’, he sketches out a blueprint for the new Ireland. Give yourself a good  40 minutes, settle down and read. Then join the conversation. Would you broadly welcome […]

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Attack on the Good Friday Agreement

There is clearly huge discomfort among leading members of the Dublin establishment at the momentum developing about a Unity referendum. For many years, the three old dominant political parties in the Republic, Fianna Fáil, Fianna Gael and Labour, loudly demanded that the Republican movement accept the principle of consent, whereby constitutional change to the status […]

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Persuading For Irish Unity In Britain

Welcome to IrishBorderPoll.com. This website was created by a group of first, second and third generation Irish people living in Britain and others with no blood ties whatever to Ireland. Our aim is constitutional change. The 2020s are the decade of constitutional change Without wishing to sound triumphalist or disrespectful we contend it is the […]

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A United Ireland: Why Unification Is Inevitable and How It Will Come About

Kindly published with the permission of Kevin Meagher. In writing this book, let me begin by explaining what it is not. It is not a history book. Clearly, when delving into the political affairs of Ireland, it is impossible for historical events not to play a significant part. Quite unavoidably, they soak onto every page, […]

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Féile An Earraigh 2021 – The Economics of a Border Poll

Published by Féile An Phobail One hundred years ago Belfast was one of the leading industrial cities at the heart of the British empire. One hundred years after partition its story is one of decline while Dublin booms. The city that built the Titanic is also holed below the waterline. This Feile An Earraigh21 discussion […]

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How to Spot the Referendum Denier

By CIARÁN QUINN published on eamonnmallie.com As the debate on Irish Unity deepens and the demand for a unity referendum becomes undeniable, a new phenomenon is emerging: ‘The Referendum Denier’. On the unionist side, the Referendum Denier will not engage in discussion on the future, unity, or a referendum. Their strategy is simple and as effective as, “don’t look at it and hope it goes away”. The second type of Referendum Denier can be […]

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The Pro United Ireland family is no longer just Nationalist or Republican

While many in Ireland may be familiar with Sluggerotoole.com , readers of Irishborderpoll.com in Britain may be largely unaware of this popular website. Last month they gave a platform to Gerry Carlisle CEO of Ireland’s Future. In this seminal piece he breaks new ground in calling for a new vocabulary that better captures the many […]

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Is the tide turning on Irish reunification?

Originally published by The Independent. While most believe it’s not the right time to revisit the issue of Irish unity, Ian Johnston explains how civic groups are working to attract wavering young voters Heather Wilson describes herself as a “freethinker”. Hailing from a Protestant family in North Belfast, in 2017 the 29 year-old became the first woman […]

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Work on Irish unity referendum must start now

Brendan Boyle, originally published in The Irish Times. Not a moment must be wasted as responsible efforts facilitate inclusive decision process January was a significant month for relations among and within the four nations that lie just off the west coast of Europe, perhaps the most significant in decades. First, on January 1st, the United […]