Editorial: Voters reluctant to fork out for full cost of a united Ireland

Today’s Business Post/Red C poll is an indicator that support for Irish unification is not as cut and dried as it may seem

Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, has been far more vocal in demanding action to advance Irish unity. Picture Fergal Phillips

The Business Post/Red C poll published today in this newspaper provides a valuable insight into the current debate on the prospects for a united Ireland.

Brexit, the demographic changes in the North, and the rise of Sinn Féin in the South have pushed this issue further up the political agenda. There is a clear majority of voters in favour of Irish reunification, and of starting to plan for it.

But as Richard Colwell, the chief ...