Yes to an United Ireland: New poll reveals almost half of Irish people would support reunification with the North  – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 7, 2017

Yes to an United Ireland: New poll reveals almost half of Irish people would support reunification with the North 

According to new figures almost half of Irish citizens in the Republic of Ireland  would be in support of an United Ireland.

The new statistics which were complied during RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live poll almost half of the 1,000 people questioned responded positively to the idea of a United Ireland. 

During the poll which was conducted on Monday December 4th, the public were  asked the question: “Do you want a united Ireland?”, with results showing 49% answered yes, 29% said no, whilst 22% said they didn’t know.

The poll which also asked the public’s opinion on Ireland and Britain’s relationship following Brexit, found that the over half of the Irish  public believe the UK’s decision had a major impact on relations between the two countries. 

Results found 68% of people believe the Brexit process had negatively affected Ireland’s relationship with Britain, whilst 19% said it had no affect at all, whilst 13% said they didn’t know.

The poll which was conducted on the same day Brexit negotiations brokedown also discovered 57% of Irish people believe troubles in the North would return if a hard border was re-introduced.

Although 30% of people believe it would have no affect on the peace process, whilst 13% said they didn’t know. 

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