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'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
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'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 7:25 PM 39,089 Views 61 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
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When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question

Feb 16th 2021, 1:32 PM 29,428 Views 115 Comments

The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
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More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland

Jan 24th 2021, 10:48 AM 49,661 Views 154 Comments

Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.

Ireland unification referendums should only be held with 'clear plan for what follows', report finds
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Ireland unification referendums should only be held with 'clear plan for what follows', report finds

Nov 26th 2020, 4:00 PM 15,435 Views 65 Comments

The working group said the “years of acrimony” following Brexit show the dangers of calling a vote without adequate planning.

Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
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Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:25 PM 14,458 Views 25 Comments

Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government
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Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government

Jul 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 11,233 Views 67 Comments

Martin said he would work towards getting North-South infrastructure projects “over the line”.

Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group
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Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group

Feb 9th 2020, 11:50 AM 19,304 Views 30 Comments

The highest level of support came from the youngest cohort of voters.

Poll: Do you want to see a border poll take place in the next decade?
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Poll: Do you want to see a border poll take place in the next decade?

Dec 29th 2019, 9:30 AM 128,470 Views 145 Comments

What do you think?

A border poll now wouldn't be a good idea because 'it would be defeated', Varadkar says
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A border poll now wouldn't be a good idea because 'it would be defeated', Varadkar says

Dec 27th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,969 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the focus now should on restoring the Northern Irish assembly “all in a wider reasonable context”.

Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland
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Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland

Dec 23rd 2019, 1:57 PM 17,177 Views 91 Comments

MEP Matt Carthy responded today to comments made by Micheál Martin about a United Ireland border poll.

Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says
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Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says

Dec 22nd 2019, 2:01 PM 21,284 Views 59 Comments

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have said they don’t believe it is the right time for any border poll on reunification.

Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years
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Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years

Nov 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 56,348 Views 132 Comments

That’s according to the latest Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll for TheJournal.ie.

Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime
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Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime

Oct 25th 2019, 12:29 PM 23,678 Views 98 Comments

“I would, but only in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.”

Northern Ireland 'running out of road' to restore power-sharing, warns Sinn Féin vice-president
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Northern Ireland 'running out of road' to restore power-sharing, warns Sinn Féin vice-president

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:06 PM 10,265 Views 16 Comments

Michelle O’Neill also said that the DUP lacked the ‘bandwidth’ to deal with both Northern Ireland and Westminster.

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland
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A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland

Sep 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 63,551 Views 52 Comments

University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.

51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds
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51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds

Sep 11th 2019, 9:24 AM 112,775 Views 139 Comments

That’s according to the latest poll published by Lord Ashcroft.

Mayor of Belfast: 'An Irish unity referendum is coming, and we must prepare for it'
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Mayor of Belfast: 'An Irish unity referendum is coming, and we must prepare for it'

Updated Jul 23rd 2019, 9:37 PM 62,166 Views 84 Comments

Claire Hanna, SDLP MLA for South Belfast said calling for a poll now is ‘premature’.

Poll: Should a border poll be held in the event of a no-deal Brexit?
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Poll: Should a border poll be held in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

Jul 22nd 2019, 8:50 AM 49,430 Views 231 Comments

Fianna Fáil is still working on a plan for a United Ireland.

Ireland's ambassador to the UK says a Northern Ireland border poll would 'degrade' attempts to resolve Brexit
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Ireland's ambassador to the UK says a Northern Ireland border poll would 'degrade' attempts to resolve Brexit

Jul 20th 2019, 3:34 PM 19,798 Views 95 Comments

There has been speculation that Brexit could eventually lead to a united Ireland.

Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers
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Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers

Mar 4th 2019, 6:43 PM 14,264 Views 64 Comments

The former SDLP leader says he knows voting for a Northern Ireland voice is a big ask for Dublin people.

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
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These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,355 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'
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Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'

Dec 30th 2018, 12:13 PM 30,189 Views 89 Comments

The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.

Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'
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Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'

Dec 11th 2018, 2:51 PM 21,561 Views 84 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said a “crash” no-deal Brexit moves the timeline for a border poll on a united Ireland forward.

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
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Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

Aug 11th 2018, 7:10 AM 81,680 Views 142 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

Sandwich ingredients safe: Taoiseach rules out 'food stockpiling' in the case of a hard Brexit
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Sandwich ingredients safe: Taoiseach rules out 'food stockpiling' in the case of a hard Brexit

Aug 1st 2018, 7:01 AM 14,101 Views 72 Comments

Leo Varadkar says while the Irish government is stockpiling medicines, it has no plans to stockpile food.

Mary Lou McDonald says 'a chaotic Brexit' is not the time to seek a united Ireland
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Mary Lou McDonald says 'a chaotic Brexit' is not the time to seek a united Ireland

Jul 31st 2018, 10:37 AM 18,036 Views 85 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader says that a hard Brexit is not good news for her party.

Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'
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Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'

Jul 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 38,109 Views 96 Comments

The new research shows that Northern Ireland would have a near balanced budget in a unification situation.

Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll
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Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll

Jun 29th 2018, 10:54 AM 10,323 Views 56 Comments

Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.

Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll
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Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll

Dec 11th 2017, 6:00 PM 21,468 Views 0 Comments

Raymond McCord is seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll.

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland
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'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland

May 13th 2017, 7:15 AM 11,577 Views 30 Comments

Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.

What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...
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What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...

Apr 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,441 Views 26 Comments

… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?

Bertie was back in Leinster House today and he managed to take a dig at Sinn Féin
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Bertie was back in Leinster House today and he managed to take a dig at Sinn Féin

Apr 6th 2017, 3:49 PM 28,521 Views 101 Comments

Look who’s back on Kildare Street.

Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction'
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Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction'

Mar 18th 2017, 9:30 AM 646 Views 79 Comments

Nationalists may be fobbed off in the short term, but this will lead to demands for clarification from the British government about what conditions will permit a border poll, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

Nearly half of Irish people think it's time for a United Ireland
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Nearly half of Irish people think it's time for a United Ireland

Dec 17th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,396 Views 127 Comments

The poll comes as TheJournal.ie conducted a poll of every TD to ask if they want to see a border poll in the lifetime of the government.

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said
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We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said

Dec 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 68,188 Views 143 Comments

Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.

'National unity is in the national interest': Gerry Adams argues it is time for a united Ireland
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'National unity is in the national interest': Gerry Adams argues it is time for a united Ireland

Aug 11th 2016, 8:00 PM 203 Views 120 Comments

Gerry Adams says all parties should come together to talk about Irish unity.

Quiz: Which side of the border is this?
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Quiz: Which side of the border is this?

Jul 31st 2016, 8:30 PM 37,593 Views 44 Comments

What about ye?

Explainer: Why are politicians talking about a 'border poll' now?
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Explainer: Why are politicians talking about a 'border poll' now?

Jul 20th 2016, 6:03 AM 31,015 Views 98 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has raised the possibility of a referendum on a united Ireland.

Ian Paisley Jr thinks Enda Kenny's border poll idea is "far out, man"
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Ian Paisley Jr thinks Enda Kenny's border poll idea is "far out, man"

Jul 19th 2016, 3:04 PM 15,528 Views 91 Comments

He also said that Kenny should be thinking about moving his state towards membership of the British Commonwealth.

Micheál Martin hopes Brexit will lead to a vote on a reunited Ireland
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Micheál Martin hopes Brexit will lead to a vote on a reunited Ireland

Jul 17th 2016, 8:00 PM 24,122 Views 169 Comments

It’s not the right time yet though, he says.

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