The nationalist myth is rejected by the majority of people in both parts of Ireland.
Notice how the majority of Catholics in the North – 52% want to stay in the UK.
Only 13% of people in the North wanted to leave the UK and join the Republic.
Nationalists point to the majority of people in the republic seeking a united Ireland in the long term. That is because they are not wanting it for real. If you really want it then demand it now. Why wait? If it is desirable – get it now.
For so long people paid lip service to this shibboleth: that Ireland ought to be one. Now it is clear that most people do not wish for this to occur. We have only ever been united in connection with England and Wales and sometimes Scotland.
The Union is winning. Ireland can be reunited in two directions. We should seek readmission to the UK. Would the UK take us back? That is a moot point.