The biggest hurdle to a united Ireland is identification


When asked if we want a united Ireland, most of us in the Republic will instinctively say yes. It’s a bit like calculating the sum of 2+2. We don’t really have to turn on our brains. Indeed, to say anything other than that we support a united Ireland might be the kind of social faux pas that could cost you friends. Certainly no southern politician can afford to say that he is opposed to a united Ireland.

It was easy to answer another question. There never seemed to be any real prospect of a united Ireland, so saying you were in favor was a one-way bet. It wouldn’t cost you anything. But Brexit has changed that, and suddenly a united Ireland is a more real prospect – and something that, according to Sinn Féin, is “about to be talked about in every town in Ireland”. The biggest hurdle to a united Ireland is identification

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