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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 39,078 Views 61 Comments

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

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland
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Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland

Jun 15th 2021, 7:56 PM 19,031 Views 78 Comments
  • The Tánaiste addressed Fine Gael members at the party's Ard Fheis this evening.
  • He said Fine Gael should set up a branch in Northern Ireland to recuit members.
  • On a united Ireland, he said he believes "in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime".
People on both sides of the border ‘not prepared to foot united Ireland bill’ - poll
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People on both sides of the border ‘not prepared to foot united Ireland bill’ - poll

May 1st 2021, 10:40 AM 35,008 Views 126 Comments

The poll also found that a majority in Ireland and a plurality in the North want a referendum on a united Ireland to be held.

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds
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A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 37,804 Views 113 Comments

As Northern Ireland prepares to mark its centenary the poll found that the majority felt the region would not be part of the UK in 25 years.

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy
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Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy

Apr 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 12,868 Views 42 Comments

That’s according to a Red C poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland published today.

Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate
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Northern Ireland is more than green and orange now - as new communities enter the debate

Apr 5th 2021, 9:00 PM 42,415 Views 40 Comments

“Our young people are fierce and brave and they’re coming for us. And we should let them.”

A shared island: Your ideas for a new Ireland
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A shared island: Your ideas for a new Ireland

Apr 5th 2021, 10:15 AM 1,545 Views 0 Comments

Should the Irish language stay in the constitution of a united Ireland? Our readers share their ideas for how Ireland could change.

Scotland and its elections are key to the union and to a united Ireland
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Scotland and its elections are key to the union and to a united Ireland

Apr 4th 2021, 8:30 AM 42,335 Views 69 Comments

Northern Ireland’s place in the Union could be decided for it, if Scotland decides its future is better in the EU, rather than the UK.

The Explainer: How likely is a united Ireland in the next 10 years?
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The Explainer: How likely is a united Ireland in the next 10 years?

Apr 1st 2021, 6:00 PM 19,921 Views 58 Comments

On this episode, we hear from the Good Information Project, which is currently examining this very question.

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?
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Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is joining NATO the price for Irish reunification?

Mar 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 31,461 Views 75 Comments

As debates continued this week around how a united Ireland would look, Lee outlines the defence challenges it would pose.

'I would have said of German unity 'not in my lifetime'': What can Ireland learn from a united Germany?
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'I would have said of German unity 'not in my lifetime'': What can Ireland learn from a united Germany?

Mar 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,341 Views 81 Comments

“I was a citizen of West Germany and I had never known anything different, I thought that was the world: a divided world.”

Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis
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Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 12,932 Views 30 Comments

A new all-Ireland constitution can enshrine into law the inviolable rights of nature and create a space to ensure a safe climate future.

Explainer: What is the Taoiseach's Shared Island Unit up to?
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Explainer: What is the Taoiseach's Shared Island Unit up to?

Mar 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,846 Views 18 Comments

Cross-border transport, Ulster University’s Magee campus, and an all-island research hub are some of the concrete proposals the Unit are looking at.

The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future
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The myriad ways Brexit has permanently shifted the course of Northern Ireland's future

Mar 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,832 Views 33 Comments

Northern Ireland’s elected reps weren’t at the Brexit talks, where very detailed aspects of NI trade were regularly discussed.

FactFind: How could a border poll happen?
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FactFind: How could a border poll happen?

Mar 15th 2021, 4:47 PM 15,663 Views 29 Comments

Talking aside, who actually makes the decision?

Ireland's big question: What could a shared island look like?
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Ireland's big question: What could a shared island look like?

Mar 12th 2021, 6:00 PM 20,001 Views 55 Comments

The first topic as part of The Journal’s Good Information Project.

US Sinn Féin supporters place ad in newspapers calling for referendum on Irish unity
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US Sinn Féin supporters place ad in newspapers calling for referendum on Irish unity

Mar 10th 2021, 9:19 AM 42,547 Views 191 Comments

Both the New York Times and the Washington Post will carry half-page ads.

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 29,423 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.

Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'
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Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'

Jan 29th 2021, 9:18 AM 97,914 Views 109 Comments

Sturgeon said reunification was made ‘more likely’ because of Brexit.

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 49,649 Views 154 Comments

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

Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’
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Brexit deal ‘accelerates possibility of a united Ireland within next 25 years’

Jan 8th 2021, 5:03 PM 21,386 Views 85 Comments

Former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett made the prediction as peers debated the agreement between the UK and EU.

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.

German reunification a 'useful example' of how planned Irish reunification could work, says Sinn Féin
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German reunification a 'useful example' of how planned Irish reunification could work, says Sinn Féin

Nov 20th 2020, 4:33 PM 25,306 Views 106 Comments

Sinn Féin has launched a document on why there are economic benefits to a united Ireland.

Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch
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Principle or pragmatism: Ambiguity surrounds the Shared Island Unit, months after launch

Oct 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 25,186 Views 36 Comments

Patience is running out among some supporters of Irish unity, namely Sinn Féin.

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 11,229 Views 67 Comments

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

One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years
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One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years

Apr 28th 2020, 7:05 AM 38,964 Views 80 Comments

Just 26% of respondents in a survey said they believe there will be a UK-EU trade deal agreed by 31 December.

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies
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'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies

Mar 3rd 2020, 6:30 PM 26,349 Views 47 Comments

O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.

The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
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The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC

Feb 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 52,662 Views 217 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.

Q+A: Here's where the parties stand on a united Ireland and holding a border poll
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Q+A: Here's where the parties stand on a united Ireland and holding a border poll

Feb 6th 2020, 7:16 PM 22,665 Views 34 Comments

The question is more immediate since Brexit, so what are the parties saying?

Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'
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Opinion: 'Taoiseach, discussing a united Ireland is still possible - despite the RIC debacle'

Jan 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,360 Views 81 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at the possible compromises we would face if a united Ireland became a reality

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 128,469 Views 145 Comments

What do you think?

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message
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Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

Dec 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,847 Views 5 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

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”.

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.

Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar
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Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar

Dec 13th 2019, 12:34 PM 24,588 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach said the tectonic plates of the political landscape in the North have shifted.

Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland
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Leo Varadkar 'certainly' would not rule out a Citizens' Assembly on a United Ireland

Nov 26th 2019, 7:29 PM 11,733 Views 40 Comments

Varadkar told the Dáil today he would not rule out holding an assembly, but said it was a “sensitive time” at the moment.

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 56,347 Views 132 Comments

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

Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years?
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Poll: Would you like to see an Irish unity referendum in the next five years?

Nov 17th 2019, 10:30 AM 96,306 Views 200 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald made the call at the party’s Ard Fheis in Derry last night.

Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'
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Mary Lou McDonald: 'Irish unity referendum must happen in the next five years'

Updated Nov 16th 2019, 8:40 PM 28,050 Views 136 Comments

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Derry today.

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 23,676 Views 98 Comments

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

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