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Northern Protestants: Time For a United Ireland? 7pm, Monday 5th December 2022Zoom debate Speakers and infoRegister free on Eventbrite.

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Northern Protestants: Time For a United Ireland?

Join this irishborderpoll.com discussion on 5th December Is it time to ditch the misnomer ‘PUL Community’ when, since Brexit, increasing numbers of Protestants publicly reject the Union in favour of a United Ireland? Northern Protestant Claire Mitchell argues in her new book The Ghost Limb that there is a growing community of Protestants who wish […]

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Ireland and the poppy

Many good friends and associates in Britain have asked why the red poppy which commemorates British military war dead generates hostility and opposition from some Irish people and Celtic supporters. With poppy-wearing season upon us we thought it timely to release an edited extract from Chapter 5 of our book The Blood Stained Poppy which we hope […]

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The UK: A Union of coercion rather than consent?

Not long ago I was lucky enough to be among ten political party leaders and thousands of people gathered in Dublin’s 3 Arena to discuss preparation for Irish unity and a border poll. It was a huge, exciting and seminal event, probably the largest gathering of United Irelanders since Ireland was partitioned. But for all […]

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Let The People Sing

My wife, a CEO of a London based media charity, has two party piece songs inherited from her father, a Dublin man who emigrated to Manchester. His favourite songs were ‘The Dublin Saunter’ and ‘The Men Behind the Wire’. The first is a sweet, sentimental ode to a Dublin of yesteryear, the second a feisty […]

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The UK today: A Union of Consent or Coercion?

Join us on 18th July for this important Irish Border Poll debate. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans for a referendum on Scottish Independence on October 19th 2023. A clear majority of MSPs support the IndyRef. If Boris Johnson blocks the poll – is the UK a Union of consent or coercion? This debate aims […]

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Northern Ireland: The Union or a United Ireland?

On 16th June irishborderpoll.com hosted a debate between Ben Habib and Kevin Meagher on the topic ‘Northern Ireland: The Union or a United Ireland?‘. Watch a video of the discussion below…

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Northern Ireland: The Union or a United Ireland?

What are the most persuasive arguments for the Union or Irish unity? To what extent do Brexit or the Protocol shape people’s views on the constitutional question? Are shifting demographics and Sinn Fein topping the Assembly election poll something unionists should be worried about? Could there be a United Ireland in a decade? Or are United […]

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It’s anti-democratic to not clarify criteria for a Border Poll

A difficulty of the Good Friday Agreement is the lack of clarity around the precise criteria required to trigger a border poll. Is it election results to Westminster? The Stormont Assembly? Or council elections? Or something else entirely? That the decision lies with a British government led by an untrustworthy Prime Minister Boris Johnson is […]

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United Irelanders or Unionists – who’s living in Never-never land?

On 18th January, irishborderpoll.com hosted an online debate about who has the best handle on the Unity question. Our guest speakers were Ruth Dudley Edwards, Kevin Meagher and Professor Jon Tonge. Watch the discussion below…