Irish unity



Academic project on unity referendums to discuss interim report at webinar

A major academic project exploring how any potential future referendum or referendums on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland would best be designed and conducted will discuss its interim findings at a webinar next week.

Published 26 November 2020

Legal experts join call for all-island Citizens' Assembly on constitutional change

A group led by Belfast solicitor Niall Murphy has called on the Irish government to establish an all-island Citizens' Assembly on constitutional change.

Published 6 November 2020

Northern Ireland Secretary not required to publish border poll policy

The Northern Ireland Secretary is not required to publish a policy setting out the circumstances in which he would direct the holding of a border poll, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled.

Published 29 April 2020

Landmark border poll case to be heard in Court of Appeal today

A landmark case concerning the circumstances in which a border poll will be held in Northern Ireland will be heard by the Court of Appeal in Belfast today.

Published 9 January 2020

Legal academic calls for 'dialogue and generosity' around Irish unity after speaking out about political pressure

Human rights law expert Professor Colin Harvey has called for dialogue about Irish unity to continue in the "spirit of generosity" after speaking out about political pressure over his work.

Published 5 November 2019

Legal experts call on EU to 'support and assist' process of Irish unity

The European Union should support and assist the process of Irish unity, according to a new report by legal academic Professor Colin Harvey and barrister Mark Bassett.

Published 11 October 2019

Professor Colin Harvey calls for conversation on Irish unity as 'way back to the EU'

Human rights expert Professor Colin Harvey has called for a national conversation on Irish unity as a "way back to the EU".

Published 30 July 2019