Poll: Voters say no to new flag and anthem in a united Ireland

New Business Post/Red C poll reveals stark divisions on compromises that Irish unity might entail, with only 41% of respondents willing to pay higher taxes as a result

Mary-Lou McDonalds Sinn Féin party, have extended its lead over Fine Gael in the latest Red C poll state of the parties poll. Picture: RollingNews.ie

A strong majority of voters are unwilling to pay more taxes, change the Irish flag or accept a new national anthem in order to achieve a united Ireland, according to a special Business Post/Red C poll.

The ten-question poll of voters in the South shows that there is very strong support for a united Ireland in principle, with 60 per cent of people saying they would vote for it if a referendum was held today.