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Irish unification is becoming likelier

A united Ireland

  • Time to start thinking about what it might mean

FOR MOST of the century since Ireland gained independence from Britain, control of the country has alternated between two parties.

  • The Economist

On February 8th that duopoly was smashed apart, when Sinn Fein got the largest share of first-preference votes in the republic’s general election.

The party, with links to the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which bombed and shot its way through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, won with a…

Yet it did not hide its desire for something a…

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