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The Unity Debate: How do we define Irish in 2022?

Guest contributor Emma DeSousa aspires to a United Ireland, yet refuses to describe herself an Irish nationalist. Below she explains why she finds the terminology around the Constitutional debate too reductive and why we need a less binary and more inclusive terminology to better reflect the nuances and complexity of the reunification debate. Former First […]

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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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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 […]