Kurt Hubner

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The economies of Northern Ireland and the Republic are very different in many respects. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

As fears grow of a no-deal Brexit, the possibility of a Border poll on a united Ireland is back on the news agenda, even if the Government is saying i(...)

Dr Kurt Hubner: Irish unification would provide the “dynamic” that would lead to greater productivity, higher output and increased investment where the Republic could absorb such costs. Above, Hubner at the launch of the report in Belfast. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA

Over the next seven years the unification of Ireland could benefit the country by €23.5 billion, while a hard Brexit could cost the island €42.5 billi(...)

The statue of Sir Edward Carson, a leader of the Irish unionists, seen through a broken link at the Stormont Assembly building in Belfast. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Arlene Foster survived a vote of no confidence at the Northern Ireland Assembly before Christmas. The BBC’s Ten O’Clock News decided to cover the matt(...)

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness  at the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit: “Sinn Féin has directly linked Brexit and Irish unity by calling for a Border poll.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish nationalists are missing a trick by portraying Brexit as a terrible calamity. What they should be doing is comparing it to the transition to a u(...)

Dr Kurt Hubner’s study shows North would benefit enormously, with more modest gains for the Republic, if there was a united Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith.

Despite the concept of a united Ireland being at the core of Irish political debate since partition in 1921, it is astonishing how little in-depth stu(...)

Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness, of Sinn Féin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Political and economic unification of Ireland could potentially deliver a €35.6 billion boost in GDP for the island in the first eight years, accordin(...)