It is often said in relation to the increasingly discussed border poll on whether Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom or form part of a united Ireland that we need to be better prepared than the United Kingdom was when David Cameron proposed the 2016 Brexit referendum. There needs to be discussion about the nature of the state were a united Ireland to be approved in both jurisdictions. How possible this is might be constrained by the legal framework, which provides a less obvious timeline for deliberation than was the case with Brexit. As the likelihood of…










William Quill

Barrister working in Dublin

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