Sinn Féin Has Called For A Vote On A United Ireland After Brexit Passes

The UK voted to leave the EU with a majority of 51.9%.

Shutterstock 175971791

The United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union very soon following the Brexit vote yesterday. 

The Leave side amassed 17,410,742 votes, from over 382 constituencies.

According to The Journal, there was a total voter turnout of 72.2%, with the likes of Northern ireland and Scotland voting to remain in the EU. 

Scottish politicians have already suggested a second independence referendum, while Sinn Féin have requested a border poll in Northern Ireland.

“We have a situation where the north is going to be dragged out on the tails of a vote in England… Sinn Fein will now press our demand, our long-standing demand, for a border poll"

Declan Kearney, Sinn Fein’s national chairman

As part of Brexit, customs barriers may be installed between Northern Ireland and the Republic to regulate trading.

More as we have it.

Should the media openly pick sides in the Eighth Referendum? Listen to this week's episode of Before Brunch below. Subscribe here

Written By

Fiodhna Horan Murphy