Northern Ireland to be part of EU if citizens vote for united Ireland

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European Union leaders have agreed today that Northern Ireland will automatically become part of the EU if a future Border poll shows favour of a united Ireland.

The decision was made at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels to discuss the implications and effects of Brexit on Ireland which concluded this afternoon. 

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that Ireland’s difficulties in regards to border negotiations were understood by European leaders.

The leaders of the remaining EU states also approved guidelines for how the EU trading bloc will conduct its Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom.

European Council president Donald Tusk said the summit had approved the guidelines in less than a minute, according to The Irish Times.

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