The Ulster Independence Referendum was the name of a vote held to determine whether or not Northern Ireland would secede from the United Kingdom and rejoin Ireland.
In 2019, the Devolution Process was officialy completed as Northern Ireland became one of the four Constituent Kingdoms in Great Britain. The Northern Irish demanded more autonomy than any other UK province and even became self-governing in its own right. The Union was on the verge of collapse as Britain began intense negotiations with Scotland to reform the Government.
Growing consensus was that a Union with Ireland was necessary. In 2022, the Irish National Congress began pressing hard for the Reunification of Ireland. The Government was seen as an instrument of British Imperialism, which was not well received in Britain.
In 2023, the INC gained seats in the Ulster Parliament and began the process of breaking away from Britain. They changed the flag in 2024 and demanded a referendum in 2025.
Winning over Public Support was not easy. The Ulster Loyalist Party (ULP), a combination of several political parties, said that independence would reunify them with a people destined to hate them. The Religious feud between the Protestants and Roman Catholics caused a great deal of civil fighting. In January of 2024, only 10% of citizens supported reunification. That number grew due to the increasing amount of support "Irish Unity."
A weak prior to the referendum, Polls showed that only 45% of Ulster citizens supported Reunification. The ULP was confident in its victory and prepared to resume its duties as separate political movements.
On the Eve of the Referendum, Irish citizens pleaded with the North, saying that their religious differences did not matter. The subsequent support and speech fueled the INC and increased support.
|Question:||Should The Constituent Kingdom of Ulster Declare Its Independence From the United Kingdom ?|
|Question:||Should an Independent Kingdom of Ulster Reunify with the Republic of Ireland|
Each vote was taken separately, the first, occurring on March 23, 2025 and the second on March 24, 2025. The reason for the separate poll was due to the voting procedures required in this situation.