Friday, July 29, 2016
A big majority would back a united Ireland if a referendum was held tomorrow, a new poll has found
The Paddy Power/ Red C research has found that 65% would vote in favor, an increase from a similar poll conducted by Red C for the Sunday Times in 2010 that showed support at 57%. The result is significant in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Voters in Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to reject the United Kingdom leaving the EU, something that has cast doubts over their future within the United Kingdom. Since the vote, both Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have both flouted the possibility of supporting a united Ireland in recent weeks.