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A referendum on Irish unity is coming, whether we like it or not

Brexit has bulldozed the foundations of the union, so North and South need to prepare Brendan O’Leary, originally published in The Irish Times. Whoever favours keeping Northern Ireland in union with Great Britain, or prefers a united Ireland, needs to prepare for a referendum in the North on that exact choice, followed by a matching referendum in […]

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Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland

Published by The Constitution Unit, University College London The summary document below deals with frequently asked questions about the timing, wording and conduct of a future border poll. For the full report, download the PDF here.

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Brexit Needs a Border Poll

By Peter Ramsay, originally published by The Full Brexit Remainers’ hopes that Joe Biden will squeeze Britain over the Good Friday Agreement should convince British democrats that, if Brexit is to deliver its democratic potential, we need to support Ireland’s reunification. British Remainers have been very excited by Joe Biden’s election victory. Much is being made of […]

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Economics of a United Ireland

Premiered by Feile An Phobail 2019 This Feile An Phobail debate from Belfast discusses the economics of a United Ireland, how much it might cost and why the Northern Ireland economy so dysfunctional?

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Why the idea of a united Ireland is back in play

Originally published in the Financial Times. Economist David McWilliams argues that demography, finances and the fallout of Brexit are reviving the idea of one Ireland It seems incredible now, but in 1990 an episode in the third series of Star Trek: The Next Generation was deemed so incendiary that it was censored in Britain and […]

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A united Ireland makes economic sense

Published by Sinn Féin Irish Border Poll will feature a wide range of videos on every aspect of the border poll debate from as many  groups as possible.For those unacquainted with the financial and economic debate, this video at 2 minutes and forty one seconds is a great place to dip your toes in the […]