Monday 11 December 2017

Flying kites for a united Ireland only raises old tribal tensions

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Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Every country has one fatal flaw. Britain's is the mindset that produced Brexit. Ours is an obsession with an outline mental map marked 'United Ireland'.

For the past two months, the three biggest political parties in the Republic have been flying kites for a united Ireland, echoing coverage of the same topic in The Irish Times.

Gerry Adams began with pressure for a border poll. Enda Kenny followed with an EU speech calling for a united Ireland within Brexit.

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