John Cushnahan: A united Ireland remains wishful thinking

Despite Northern Irish election results, we are far away from a majority vote for unity

March 11th, 2017: Voters in Northern Ireland discuss Irish unity and the Assembly election.

The voters of Northern Ireland have spoken once again. The election was precipitated by Sinn Féin’s decision to collapse the powersharing institutions because of the perceived political arrogance of its partner in government, the DUP.

Furthermore, concerns about the possible fallout from Brexit for the Northern Ireland economy provided an additional background issue to the electoral contest.

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