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#Scottish Independence

# scottish-independence - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Scotland first minister 'not bluffing' about second independence referendum

Sturgeon said a second referendum could be on the cards if Scotland is “driven off a hard Brexit cliff”.

# scottish-independence - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Scottish independence campaigners march for a second referendum after Brexit result

In September 2014, Scots voted 55% against Scotland becoming an independent country and leaving the United Kingdom.

# scottish-independence - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Alex Salmond told us why another independence referendum is inevitable

The former Scottish first minister thinks it’s only a matter of time before there’s another Scottish independence referendum.

# scottish-independence - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

WATCH: David Cameron lets slip that the Queen "purred" after Scottish referendum defeat

Alex Salmond thinks he should “hang his head in shame” for disrespecting her.

# scottish-independence - Monday 22 September, 2014

Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead

Despite the defeat for independence, Scotland and the UK will never be the same again – and Ireland’s relationship with its neighbours will change too.

# scottish-independence - Sunday 21 September, 2014

More than 80,000 people sign a petition calling for independence referendum re-run

The re-run is being suggested after allegations of vote rigging in the referendum.

# scottish-independence - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Poll: Should Northern Ireland hold a vote on joining the Republic? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Northern Ireland hold a vote on joining the Republic?

Martin McGuinness has called for a vote on Northern Ireland joining the Republic… but what would the repercussions be?

How important was a 'No' vote in the Scottish referendum to Northern Irish unionists?

Cultural and historical ties to Scotland meant that yesterday’s ‘No’ vote came as good news for our neighbours to the north.

If #Indyref was decided by tweets, it would've been a landslide Yes vote

Nearly three-quarters of tweeters on the day were nationalists.

# scottish-independence - Friday 19 September, 2014

The morning after in pictures: Scotland wakes up to historic decision

In celebration or defeat, Scottish emotion was on display across the country.

State of the Nation: How's everyone feeling about Scotland saying 'No'? Dáil Talk This post contains videos

State of the Nation: How's everyone feeling about Scotland saying 'No'?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# scottish-independence - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge In honour of #indyref - here are some excellent Scottish insults, translated Indyref

In honour of #indyref - here are some excellent Scottish insults, translated

You’ve a face like a skelped erse. So now.

State of the Nation: How will Ireland be affected if Scotland goes it alone?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# scottish-independence - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

'Better the devil you know': Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK Indyref This post contains videos

'Better the devil you know': Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK Exclusive

Ged Nash has become the first Irish government minister to express a view on Scottish independence.

From The Daily Edge 13 signs the Scottish #indyref hysteria has reached a ridiculous level Aye Or Nae

13 signs the Scottish #indyref hysteria has reached a ridiculous level

Can’t we all just have a sensible discussion?

# scottish-independence - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

READ: UK party leaders pledge more powers if Scotland votes No

David Cameron and Co promised “faster, safer and better change.”

# scottish-independence - Saturday 13 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie has weighed in on Scottish independence... Aye Or Die

The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie has weighed in on Scottish independence...

He’s got something to say about the whole referendum thing.

# scottish-independence - Thursday 11 September, 2014

# scottish-independence - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From The42 UEFA report on Ireland's Euro 2020 bid receives positive overall reception Hope

UEFA report on Ireland's Euro 2020 bid receives positive overall reception

The FAI has put forward the stadium as one of the potential venues for the event.

Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland?

Could the United Kingdom really cease to be and what would this mean for Ireland?

# scottish-independence - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Opinion: What would Scottish independence mean for Ireland?

Whoever wins, we might see Ireland brought back into the picture as part of a broader ‘post-sovereign’ political framework.

# scottish-independence - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?

The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?

# scottish-independence - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Scottish nationalists win big in feisty debate - weeks before independence vote

The Yes side needed a performance – and they got one…

# scottish-independence - Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: It's crunch time... Salmond and Darling go head-to-head over Scotland's future

With so many undecided voters, campaigners are under massive pressure to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum.

# scottish-independence - Monday 18 August, 2014

The IFSC is poised to swoop if US banks go cool on London

Dublin could profit – but don’t expect skyscrapers lining the quays.

# scottish-independence - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Stay or go? Tempers flare in heated TV debate about Scotland's independence

With six weeks to go before the referendum, both sides clashed on whether Scotland would be successful as an independent country.

# scottish-independence - Saturday 12 April, 2014

"It's about putting Scotland's future in Scotland's hand." - Yes campaign looking to close referendum gap

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is using his party’s conference to court Labour voters.

# scottish-independence - Sunday 2 March, 2014

What both sides are saying in Scotland's great debate

There are 200 days to go.

# scottish-independence - Thursday 27 February, 2014

'European friends came to the help of Ireland': TDs brief Scots on EU membership

Labour TD Eric Byrne told Scottish counterparts that “it wasn’t Europe who sabotaged” the Irish economy.

# scottish-independence - Sunday 16 February, 2014

It could be "impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the EU

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noted that the formation of a new member state needs approval from all other EU nations.

# scottish-independence - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Column: The countdown to Scotland's referendum is on – but many questions remain

The landmark referendum is to be held next September but, whatever the outcome, questions remain over how it might affect national identity and government policy in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, writes Natalie Tennyson.

Independent Scotland would 'cut corporation tax, keep sterling, stay in EU and scrap the BBC'

The Scottish government has put forward its blueprint for independence in a white paper published this morning.

# scottish-independence - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Britain would lose global clout if Scotland becomes independent - report

A House of Commons committee says Scottish independence would affirm Britain’s image as a global power in decline.

# scottish-independence - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Column: Ireland has to stay neutral on Scottish independence

We’ve always decried interference into our affairs on this island – it would serve us well to afford the same approach to the 2014 referendum in Scotland.

# scottish-independence - Monday 15 October, 2012

Scottish independence: Will they stay or will they go?

David Cameron will sign a deal with Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond later, outlining plans for a referendum on Scottish independence.

# scottish-independence - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Salmond announces 'clear' question for referendum on Scottish independence

…and voters will have plenty of time to think about their response: he says he’ll hold the referendum in the autumn of 2014.

# scottish-independence - Friday 13 January, 2012

Leaders clash over Scottish independence ahead of Dublin summit

Alex Salmond and Nick Clegg have taken to Irish airwaves to express strong views about the issue of Scottish independence ahead of the British-Irish Council summit today.

# scottish-independence - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Scotland insists it has mandate for independence referendum in 2014

And it wants to hold it on its own terms, defying the wishes of the UK government in Wesminster which wants the vote to be held sooner.

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