Seanad debates

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters

National Risk Assessment

10:30 am

Photo of John HalliganJohn Halligan (Waterford, Independent) | Oireachtas source

Two issues arise. The Senator mentioned Brexit on a number of occasions. That is in the risk assessment. Brexit is separate and distinct from a Border poll. Brexit is not a method of unifying Ireland. There have been two distinct opinion polls on this issue. Opinion polls have been taken consistently in Northern Ireland. The latest one taken last March by The Irish Times indicated that only 38% of people thought there should be a Border poll.


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