Business Post view: We need to prepare for the possibility of a united Ireland

The silent majority on this island needs to voice its views on the prospect of unity before a Scottish exit from the UK forces the issue

Many of us are curiously reluctant to have this conversation. To the extent that there is a debate on the future of Ireland

These are extraordinary times in the history of Ireland and Britain. When we joined the then European Economic Community together 47 years ago, the Republic was practically a dependency of Britain.

Yet when our friends and neighbours sever their final ties with the EU in a few weeks’ time, it will mark a strategic, political, commercial and cultural turning point in our shared journey that will have profound consequences for the future of our two ...