Irish unity is getting more possible against the backdrop of Brexit.
As you know, there are several branches of government in Irland, and some of them have been alternating for most of the century since Ireland gained its independence from Britain. In particular, regular changes in the prevailing forces of the establishment take place between the two parties. But it is safe to say that the familiar state of affairs has been shattered to pieces after Sinn Fein received the most support among the first rank votes on February 8.
The party with connections to the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which attacked and fired its way through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, triumphed with a left-side platform that contained pledges to invest more in medicine and housing. But it made no secret of its drive for more ambitious things. "Our main political goal," his statement says, "is to achieve Irish Unity and to hold a referendum on Unity, which is the means to ensure this".

Scottish independence has been on the radar since the Brexit, but it is time to recognize the possibility of other detachment from Britain. Sinn Fein's electoral victory is just the latest reason to believe that a united Ireland within a decade or so is a real — and growing — possibility.