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A referendum in Northern Ireland could mean more than just Yes or No

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Dr Amy Maguire discusses renewed calls for Northern Ireland to leave the UK in The Conversation

In the wake of the Scottish referendum, Martin McGuinness, the deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, renewed his party Sinn Féin's call for a "border poll" to decide if Northern Ireland should leave the UK and unify with the Republic of Ireland.

Such a vote appears likely to result in a No vote, but might nevertheless provide an opportunity for the people of Northern Ireland to feel ownership of their progress away from conflict and towards peace.

Read the full article here.

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