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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?


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