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Reunification will ask taxing questions of our republic 

Colm McCarthy


The Border poll will not be the sole constitutional hurdle that will need to be cleared if Irish unity is to be agreed

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A billboard presents a solution to the problems that have emerged from Brexit. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty.

A billboard presents a solution to the problems that have emerged from Brexit. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty.

A billboard presents a solution to the problems that have emerged from Brexit. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty.

Brexit and the fallout over the Northern Ireland protocol have reminded everyone  the Good Friday Agreement promises, or threatens, a process of constitutional change with destabilising potential.

The smooth reunification of partitioned countries is rare. The number of independent states in the world continues to rise and states sunder far more often than they coalesce.


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