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Civil society against the partitionist mindset

The recent opinion poll by the BBC indicated that a majority of people, north and south of the Irish border, believe that a reunited Ireland is the probable outcome of future political developments. If that is accurate, then there is an onus on all to ensure that this takes place as smoothly as possible.  There […]

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Debate video “Northern Ireland at 100”

This is a recording of the Zoom-hosted debate “Northern Ireland at 100: Is Unionism emotionally ready for conversation about a united Ireland?”. Enjoy!

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Northern Ireland at 100: the end is in sight

3 May is not just the centenary of Northern Ireland; it is also the centenary of the United Kingdom in its current form. Prime minister Boris Johnson is keen to assure today’s Unionists that he will be celebrating the centenary, but whether they will join him is up for debate. A poll for BBC Northern […]

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Imagining a New Ireland

By Clíodhna NicBhranair I have had many conversations over the years about the notion of Irish unity – with varying outcomes, I must admit! There are those who totally oppose the idea, who are unionist to the core, who view themselves as British. There are those who claim to be ambivalent, who say that it’s […]

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The Union with Northern Ireland: A Dead End for Brexit

irishborderpoll.com believes in the free and open exchange of ideas as a prerequisite for a successful Unity project. In coming months we will feature contributors not everyone will always agree with. For us that’s a good thing – it’s called debate. Today Brexit supporter Peter Ramsay of ‘The Full Brexit’ argues the Protocol has to […]

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Why British Brexiters Should Back Ireland’s Unification

irishborderpoll.com welcomes every opportunity to widen the debate on Irish unity. Hence our thanks to Brexit supporters Peter Ramsay and Pauline Hadaway, British academics based in London and Liverpool respectively who argue the case for Irish unity. They contend that Irish reunification is the precondition for real democracy in Britain. By Peter Ramsay and Pauline Hadaway […]

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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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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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Why Brexiters should support Irish unification

Originally published on spiked. Britain’s union with Northern Ireland limits the sovereignty of Brits and Irish alike. Brexit represents a seismic moment in modern British history. Withdrawing from the EU has put democracy and popular sovereignty front and centre of British politics. Brexit presents the British people with an opportunity to make their state more accountable […]