No border poll for now, but we need a discussion on Irish unity

Comment: Sinn Féin is the only party calling for a border poll, and such a step is unlikely in the short term. But that doesn‘t mean discussions should be shelved

1st November, 2020
No border poll for now, but we need a discussion on Irish unity
Reaction to the Taoiseach’s initial outline of the Shared Island unit’s programme of work was almost entirely positive

Micheál Martin avoided mentioning Irish unity, still ostensibly Fianna Fáil’s principal aim, when he launched the government’s Shared Island initiative on October 22. Instead, the Taoiseach emphasised unifying hearts and minds, and building consensus through the work of the Shared Island unit, which has been given a €500 million budget to spend on cross-border projects over the next five years.

Reaction to the Taoiseach’s initial outline of the...

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