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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# United Ireland

This year
Micheál Martin says there's still ‘hard, practical work’ needed to reconcile NI communities
In an interview with the BBC, the Tánaiste declined to say whether he believed he would see a united Ireland in his lifetime.
Varadkar: Irish unity vote shouldn't require supermajority, but unionists must feel 'wanted'
The Taoiseach said work will have to be done to make Unionists in Northern Ireland feel ‘welcome’.
Poll: Would you like to see a United Ireland within your lifetime?
Have your say.
Bono says a united Ireland in his lifetime would be ‘wonderful’
‘We might not be at the falling in love stage, but we’re dating,’ said Bono when asked about his views on the prospect of a united Ireland.
Brian Rowan: The head of the new Troubles legacy body will have a mountain to climb
The former BBC correspondent looks at the UK’s legacy bill and meets ex-police commander Peter Sheridan of the new Commission for Investigations.
Irish and British ministers still at odds over Varadkar comments about united Ireland and Stormont
NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris termed comments by Varadkar around Irish unity and Stormont as ‘unhelpful’.
Taoiseach stands by comment that he believes there will be a united Ireland in his lifetime
Varadkar also said that there would be a sizeable pro-British minority in a united Ireland, and he wanted to ensure they would be respected.
Taoiseach says people 'read too much' into Wolfe Tones but warns about 'how songs might be heard'
The group drew the biggest-ever crowd at Electric Picnic last weekend.
Australia's ruling Labor party passes motion supporting Irish reunification
Australia’s Labor prime minister Anthony Albanese is the son of an Italian father and an Australian-Irish mother.
Leo Varadkar: Losing a border poll would 'take the issue off the agenda for a long period'
An Taoioseach said he supports unity and this ‘should not be radical’.
A third of British residents 'wouldn't mind' Northern Ireland leaving the UK
The findings come as the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement approaches.
Last year
McDonald says concessions around tricolour and anthem 'will be discussed' in united Ireland
Mary Lou McDonald said concessions to Unionists will be up for discussion in reaction to a recent opinion poll.
Taoiseach ‘not surprised’ more from Northern Ireland favour staying in UK over Irish unity
A survey shows there is a majority of more than four to one in favour of a united Ireland in the Republic.
More from Northern Ireland support staying in UK over Irish unity, poll shows
The Irish Times opinion poll showed large support for unity in the Republic.
Pro-unity Ireland's Future event draws big crowd as Leo and Mary Lou preach to the converted
The two were among five party leaders at today’s event.
Political leaders and actors among those set to take part in United Ireland rally
Cold Feet star Jimmy Nesbitt will deliver the keynote address at the Ireland’s Future event in Dublin.
Almost two thirds of people in Ireland are in favour of Ukraine joining the EU, poll shows
That’s according to the latest annual European Movement Ireland ‘Ireland and the EU’ poll.
Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible
Brendan O’Leary’s new book looks at how a united Ireland might happen and how it might work best.
The Good Information Podcast: How close are we to a United Ireland?
What conditions must be met before a United Ireland comes about?
Sinn Féin on US charm offensive to garner support for Irish unity and the Good Friday Agreement
McDonald says we shouldn’t underestimate the power of having the US on our side.
Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'
Mary Lou McDonald sat down with The Journal in New York today where she said criticism of the ad was ‘nonsense’.
All time
McDonald says she can see 'no good argument' for re-entering the Commonwealth
McDonald says she can see ‘no good argument’ for re-entering the Commonwealth.
Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?
“There’s a whole cohort of Great British businesses going, ‘Do you know what? We can’t be arsed sending goods to Northern Ireland.’”
In the year to September, the value of imports to the Republic from the North grew by 60% to almost €2.6 billion.
The value of goods going the opposite direction rose by almost 50% over the same period last year to €2.8 billion.
The changes have been born of necessity rather than politics or questions of identity, Ian Curran writes.
'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.
Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland
Speaking at Fine Gael’s Ard Fheis this evening, Varadkar told members that unification should be a mission for the party.
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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?
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?
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?
“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
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?
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
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?
Talking aside, who actually makes the decision?
Column: If you want a shared island, it's time to listen to your unionist neighbours
Ireland's big question: What could a shared island look like?
Ireland's big question: What could a shared island look like?
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
Both the New York Times and the Washington Post will carry half-page ads.