Kevin Meagher: Why a united Ireland is closer than we think
The key elements necessary to justify a vote on the North’s constitutional future are likely to be in place within the next few years
The Northern assembly elections on May 5 will be significant for a number of reasons, not least of which will be the effect the results might have on the North’s constitutional future.
But just how, exactly, would a vote on that future come about? The Good Friday Agreement, the holy text relating to such matters, is a little sketchy.
The secretary of state for Northern Ireland can call a poll if “at any time” it ...