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Poll shows Irish support unification but don’t want to pay for it

Financial factors loom large 100 years after partition

DUBLIN – Citizens of the Republic of Ireland will happily take Northern Ireland off Britain’s hands – but only if they don’t have to pay the bill, a new poll reveals.

  • Shawn Pogatchnik
  • Politico

After a century of partition, two-thirds of people in the Republic support unification of their island, according to the poll published Saturday in the Irish Independent.

Most expect an island-wide referendum to be held on the issue in the coming decade, as envisaged in the 1998 Good Friday peace deal that followed three decades of bloodshed over…

To succeed, majorities…

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