Catholic majority set to raise unification pressure in Northern Ireland


Results of a 2021 census in Northern Ireland today are expected to show a Catholic majority in the UK-run province for the first time in its history, adding urgency to calls from nationalists for a referendum on unification with the Republic of Ireland. – AFP pic, September 22, 2022.

THE results of the 2021 census in Northern Ireland are due today, with expectations of a Catholic majority in the UK-run province for the first time in its history.  

The region, which was plagued by decades of sectarian violence beginning in the 1960s, was carved out 101 years ago with an in-built Protestant majority designed to ensure power to pro-UK unionists.  


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