Elaine Byrne: United Ireland civic group raises questions worth answering

Ireland’s Future has not yet captured the public imagination, but the complexity of a possible future unity does need to be debated and examined

Irish actor James Nesbitt was among a star-studded lineup of keynote speakers at the Ireland’s Future conference on Saturday. Picture: RollingNews.ie

What do a united Ireland and the music stars Don McLean, Robbie Williams, Machine Gun Kelly and Swedish House Mafia have in common? All of them have gigs in the 3Arena in the Dublin docklands this month.

Ireland's Future, a nationalist civic group, held a conference on a united Ireland on Saturday. Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste, and Mary Lou McDonald, the Sinn Féin leader, were listed among the keynote speakers, as were actors Colm Meaney ...