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# Border poll

Last year
# Border poll
UK's Shadow Northern Ireland secretary ‘would call border poll if circumstances right’
However, Peter Kyle said things are currently a ‘long way off’.
# Northern Ireland
Coveney: No surprise in Northern census results but good relationships needed before border poll
Coveney and Doherty were speaking after it emerged that catholics now outnumber protestants in Northern Ireland.
# Analysis
'Historic' shift for Northern Ireland but what do the Census findings tell us about its future?
The concept of a Protestant State for a Protestant people has ‘evaporated’, one expert said.
# Poll Position
Border poll ‘not appropriate' at this time, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste said he also wants clarity around when a referendum of Irish unity would be called.
All time
# United Ireland
'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland after criticism from unionists
UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.
# Good Friday Agreement
When should the UK call a border poll in Ireland? Calls for clarity on this 'quite remarkable' question
The decision to hold a referendum is ultimately one to be taken by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
# Brexit
More than half of people in North want referendum on a united Ireland
Half of people in Scotland also want an independence referendum, according to a new opinion poll.
# Border poll
Ireland unification referendums should only be held with 'clear plan for what follows', report finds
The working group said the “years of acrimony” following Brexit show the dangers of calling a vote without adequate planning.
# shared island initiative
Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.
# trip north
Taoiseach Micheál Martin 'doesn't see' a border poll being a possibility during his government
Martin said he would work towards getting North-South infrastructure projects “over the line”.
# ge2020
Exit poll shows support for Irish unity referendum, especially among 18-24 age group
The highest level of support came from the youngest cohort of voters.
# Border poll
Poll: Do you want to see a border poll take place in the next decade?
What do you think?
# United Ireland
A border poll now wouldn't be a good idea because 'it would be defeated', Varadkar says
The Taoiseach has said that the focus now should on restoring the Northern Irish assembly “all in a wider reasonable context”.
# Border poll
Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland
MEP Matt Carthy responded today to comments made by Micheál Martin about a United Ireland border poll.
# United Ireland
Government risking Brexit-style crash by not actively preparing for Irish unity, senator says
Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have said they don’t believe it is the right time for any border poll on reunification.
# Border poll
Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years
That’s according to the latest Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll for
# United Ireland
Varadkar says he would like to see a united Ireland in his lifetime
“I would, but only in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.”
# Michelle O'Neill
Northern Ireland 'running out of road' to restore power-sharing, warns Sinn Féin vice-president
Michelle O’Neill also said that the DUP lacked the ‘bandwidth’ to deal with both Northern Ireland and Westminster.
# Brexit
A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland
University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.
# Border poll
51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds
That’s according to the latest poll published by Lord Ashcroft.
# cart before the horse
Mayor of Belfast: 'An Irish unity referendum is coming, and we must prepare for it'
Claire Hanna, SDLP MLA for South Belfast said calling for a poll now is ‘premature’.
# Your Say
Poll: Should a border poll be held in the event of a no-deal Brexit?
Fianna Fáil is still working on a plan for a United Ireland.
# Adrian O'Neill
Ireland's ambassador to the UK says a Northern Ireland border poll would 'degrade' attempts to resolve Brexit
There has been speculation that Brexit could eventually lead to a united Ireland.
# mark durkan
Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers
The former SDLP leader says he knows voting for a Northern Ireland voice is a big ask for Dublin people.
# referenda
These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
Which way will you vote?
# Border poll
Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'
The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.
# brexit shambles
Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'
The Sinn Féin leader said a “crash” no-deal Brexit moves the timeline for a border poll on a united Ireland forward.
# Border poll
Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.
# food hoarding
Sandwich ingredients safe: Taoiseach rules out 'food stockpiling' in the case of a hard Brexit
Leo Varadkar says while the Irish government is stockpiling medicines, it has no plans to stockpile food.
# Border poll
Mary Lou McDonald says 'a chaotic Brexit' is not the time to seek a united Ireland
The Sinn Féin leader says that a hard Brexit is not good news for her party.
# Border poll
Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'
The new research shows that Northern Ireland would have a near balanced budget in a unification situation.
# United Ireland
Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll
Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.
# Court
Man brings High Court challenge against Irish State over border poll
Raymond McCord is seeking clarity over the State policy on the holding of a border poll.
# Border poll
'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland
Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.
# Fingers crossed
What does a UK election mean for Ireland? It could be good news you know...
… from a Brexit point of view at least. But could it bring about a border poll?
# bertie's back
Bertie was back in Leinster House today and he managed to take a dig at Sinn Féin
Look who’s back on Kildare Street.
Border poll: 'Nationalists will say the recent Assembly elections show things are trending in their direction'
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.
# Border poll
Nearly half of Irish people think it's time for a United Ireland
The poll comes as conducted a poll of every TD to ask if they want to see a border poll in the lifetime of the government.
# Border poll
We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said
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
Gerry Adams says all parties should come together to talk about Irish unity.