The deadline for Brexit negotiations to be concluded is just six months away and the situation regarding the future of Northern Ireland is still looking far from being sorted, but according to newly published poll the prospects of an United Ireland are not beyond a real possibility.
According to figures published by Deltapoll, over half of the residents living north of the border would vote for a United Ireland of the UK were to leave the European Union.
The poll which had 1,199 correspondents found that a total of 57% of voters in the North would leave the UK if no solution was put in place to address the ongoing border problem.
Meanwhile that figure further rose by 1% to 58% when correspondents responded on how they would vote if a hard border were to be put in place.
However the figures did see a stark contrast as 60% of voters said they would vote to remain in the UK if the British Government decided to remain as part of the European Union.
The latest poll has once again raised issues not only on the entire island of Ireland but across the Irish Sea as top Brexit negotiators are struggling to find a real solution to abide by EU trading laws when it comes to the Irish border.
Although a number of proposals have been outlined in recent months, it seems none of them have been given a clear overall backing by EU officials in Brussels.