What ARE PEOPLE SAYING
“To prepare is not to harass, assume one outcome, or presume the referendum will be the day after tomorrow. Preparation can be open, peaceful and pluralist, ensuring multiple voices are heard, and available to constant correction. Not to prepare is to take the ostrich as the paragon of political virtue.”
“This is not a treaty only. It’s an ideal, it’s a value, it’s something that’s a model to the world, something that we all take pride in.”
“I do agree with those who have said that there should be a study of these issues. I’d like to see it academically done with expertise from finance and law experts. I, of course, would like to see a united Ireland.’’
Professor Colin Harvey
“If there’s a referendum in the north, what is the proposition that unionism is going to come up with? I think there’ll be change. No matter what happens, the current arrangements won’t remain static, if there’s a vote to remain in the UK or if there’s a vote for Irish reunification.”
“I would like to see a united Ireland in my lifetime – if possible, in my political lifetime”
“Brexit changed everything and dialogue on reunification of Ireland now centre stage. Ultimately, in a new Ireland unionism is going to be there, they’re our neighbours, they own this place too, and they need to be accommodated, I would like to hear a warm embrace for the unionist tradition in an all-island constitutional entity.”
A United Ireland would be good for everyone.
John F. Kennedy
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
“To the nationalist people in Northern Ireland, I want to assure you that we have protected your interests throughout these negotiations. Your birth right as Irish citizens, and therefore as EU citizens, will be protected. There will be no hard border on our island. You will never again be left behind by an Irish Government. , 8th December 2017”
“Irish unification is becoming likelier. Time to start thinking about what it might mean. A united Ireland is a real and growing possibility. If the people of the north and the republic choose that path, politicians must follow it.”