An Taoiseach Enda Kenny should hold a referendum on Article 3 of the Constitution!
Article 3 of the Constitution is the one that aspires to a United Ireland by peaceful means.
In reality this is an open offer by the people of the 26 Counties, to the people of Northern to Ireland, to fund the Stg£9 billion a year deficit in running Northern Ireland currently funded by Westminster.
As the level of Social welfare benefits in the Republic is much more generous than in Northern Ireland under Sinn Féin rule, the anual cost of integrating Northern Ireland into the Republic would be much more than Stg£9 billion (€11.25 billion)
The current exchequer deficit in the Republic is about €14, billion.
Put simply the cost of a United Ireland would be an extra €2500 for every man woman and child in the Republic each year, on top of the cuts necessary to balance our books.
Do the people want that extra Austerity?
30% of our population oppose paying a property tax based on a modest €100 per household which would probably be around €30 per head.
How would our people feel about funding a bigger Republic at a cost of €2500 per head when thet shirk at paying €30 per head to support local services?
It is time we asked them!
If they want their 32 County Republic then Government should renew the campaign for a United Ireland.
If they don't want it then we should take the aspiration for a 32 County Ireland from the Constitution.