North and South are happy living separate lives
Miriam O'Callaghan and Stephen Nolan did the State some service with their joint broadcast
The report by Northern Editor Tommie Gorman on Thursday's Morning Ireland was uploaded to the RTE website later that morning with a confident caption: "Cross-border poll shows support for united Ireland."
Really? As Gorman himself acknowledged when analysing the poll, jointly commissioned by RTE and BBC Northern Ireland as part of a link-up between Prime Time and Nolan Live the night before, what the figures actually show is that "the appetite just doesn't exist" for a united Ireland.
The number of people who want it in the "short to medium term" is a mere one in three in the Republic, rising to two in three when the prospect is put back to some indeterminate point "in their lifetime" - and even that drops again to a third when told they may have to pay for it.