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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the British-Irish Council (BIC) Summit, Dublin Castle last month; Today’s Irish Independent front page.

Just us so.

A united Ireland, you say?

Slugger O’Toole writes:

Does anybody seriously think that a 56 % majority in favour of Remain on a 63% turnout translates into majority support for a united Ireland? That Northern Ireland outside the EU will produce “a seismic shift?”

“Europe” just isn’t that important in the North, unless it’s exploited as a new tune on the nationalist drum.

So the question the Irish have to answer now is: are you serious?

…If you don’t like the British negotiating position going into the Article 50 process, will you ask the British government to regard the Remain vote which included a fair minority of unionists as evidence which favours a border poll? Do you think the British would agree?

Anyone?

Are the Dublin party leaders serious about raising Unity in the Brexit negotiations or are they playing Dáil politics? (Slugger O’Toole)