Fine Gael opposed to citizens’ assembly on united Ireland
Government does not believe a referendum to unite the country would be successful
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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