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Peadar Tóibín: ‘Irish unity is a great honour for this generation, because so many generations past never got the opportunity’

This edition of the IrishBorderPoll.com podcast is a belter. I’ve been fascinated by Peadar Tóibín for some time. He famously quit Sinn Fein back in 2018 after coming to a ‘strong difference of opinion’ with the party leadership over abortion before founding Aontú, with an offer focused on ‘life, unity and economic justice.’ The emergence […]

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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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Making Sense of a United Ireland

Watch this online irishborderpoll.com discussion with Professor Brendan O’Leary, author of ‘Making Sense of a United Ireland’, which took place on Monday June 12th. Pro-Irish Unity parties won more votes than Unionism in the last election but how close are we to a border poll and United Ireland? Professor Brendan O’Leary, author of ‘Making Sense […]

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Brexit and the Protocol: Bad for the Union – Good for Irish Unity?

Watch this online Irish Border Poll discussion with speakers Kevin Meagher, Ben Collins and Brian Feeney recorded on Thursday 2nd March. How should we view the new UK-EU Protocol deal? Will it lead to NI becoming economically semi-detached from GB with a border in the Irish Sea and the North becoming more closely linked economically […]

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The British media’s reaction to Sinn Fein’s victory will help to normalise Irish unity

‘I’ve never known anyone better at blowing their own arse off than the DUP,’ wrote i columnist, Ian Dunt, on Twitter yesterday, after it was clear that Jeffrey Donaldson’s party had lost the assembly election.  ‘An object [sic] lesson in enthusiastic self-annihilation.’ Piers Morgan, who needs little introduction, garnered thousands of likes and retweets by […]

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The strange death of the government’s anti-Protocol Bill

First it was there, and then it was not. The government confirmed last month that it would bring forward a Bill in the new session of parliament enabling it to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. The Financial Times broke the story two weeks ago that the Bill would give ministers ‘sweeping powers to […]