We should prepare for united Ireland poll, says ESRI chief

Britain could trigger border poll using Good Friday Agreement

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
27th October, 2019

Preparations for a united Ireland referendum should begin in case the British government is “bounced” into holding a sudden border poll, according to a senior state adviser.

Under the Good Friday Agreement, the British government’s secretary of state in the North can call a referendum on a united Ireland if it appears likely that a majority of people would vote in favour of unification with the South.

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