A referendum on Irish unification looks “inevitable” within the next decade, a former Taoiseach has said, following electoral success for Sinn Fein in the Republic.
Bertie Ahern, who oversaw the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, said a so-called border poll was probably at least five years away but would happen.
“I think a border poll is inevitable. If you ask me when that is, I think it’s probably five years off at least,” he told the BBC.
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