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Poll: Do you want to see a united Ireland?

Enda Kenny asked that a deal be included in Brexit negotiations to allow Northern Ireland to rejoin the EU in the case of a united Ireland.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has been refusing calls for her to resign in the wake of the election results.
DUP leader Arlene Foster has been refusing calls for her to resign in the wake of the election results.
Image: Brian Lawless/PA Images

LAST WEEK’S ELECTION results represent a significant shift for politics in Northern Ireland.

The DUP have been surrounded by scandal in the past few months, including the ‘cash for ash’ scandal, and mystery around donations given to the DUP to advertise for Brexit before the referendum.

The influence of those scandals have manifested in the election results, with Sinn Féin just one seat behind the DUP, who have been the dominant party for years.

The same number of nationalists as unionists were elected to Stormont, representing a seismic shift in Northern Ireland’s politics.

Talks begin today to see if an Assembly can be formed based on the election results, but no one is really sure where Northern Ireland is headed.

With the majority of people in Northern Ireland voting to stay in the EU, and the ‘hard Brexit’ line Theresa May is taking, coupled with Scotland’s premier Nicola Sturgeon threatening another independence referendum, the North could be forced to consider a united Ireland.

So we’re asking: Do you want a united Ireland?

Poll Results:

Yes (37541)
No (11658)
I don't know (3998)

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