Northern Ireland is set to mark its hundredth anniversary on Monday, but the centenary is unlikely to be celebrated south of the border.
Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese is calling on Protestant community leaders and politicians not to mark the day.
Driven by demographic shifts and accelerated by Brexit, Irish unity is no longer confined to just wishful nationalists, but now recognised as a serious and pressing issue for governments in Belfast, Dublin and London.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons explains from Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
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