POLL: Would you like to see a united Ireland in the wake of Brexit?

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POLL: Would you like to see a united Ireland in the wake of Brexit?

POLL: Would you like to see a united Ireland in the wake of Brexit?

YES

90%

NO

7%

I DON'T KNOW - IT'S TOO COMPLICATED

3%

The ongoing Brexit talks between Britain, the EU and Ireland have highlighted the political issues with the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Ireland are campaigning for a retention of the open border at the North as Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Co strive to avoid a return to a hard border.

Earlier this week it appeared a deal had been struck to keep Northern Ireland in the common travel area and customs union, which would have kept the border arrangement intact.

However, DUP leader Arlene Foster put the brakes on that deal by suggesting to British Prime Minister Teresa May that her party would not support such a deal in Parliament.

May's conservative party depend on the DUP members' votes in Westminster in order to pass legislation.

A deal must be struck on the Irish border issue ahead of an EU Summit next week.

The media storm around Brexit has re-sparked the debate about a United Ireland, especially in light of the fact that most people living in Northern Ireland actually voted to leave the EU during the 2015 Brexit referendum in the UK.

While many claim reunification would appease the current border crisis, others suggest that the political fractions that would result from such a move would cause more harm than good in the border area.

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