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Fine Gael opposed to citizens’ assembly on united Ireland

Government does not believe a referendum to unite the country would be successful

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

8th December, 2019
Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney Pic:

The government is opposed to setting up a citizens’ assembly on a united Ireland because it does not believe any subsequent border poll would be approved in the “near future”.

It also believes that a citizens‘ assembly would add to the uncertainty and division in the North caused by Brexit and the absence of power sharing.

Calls for a border poll have increased significantly in the wake of Brexit, with former...

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