Inconsistency on a majority in Ulster

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

When the Home Rule Bill was passed by the parliament of the United Kingdom in 1914 the unionists of Ulster did not accept it – as a majority in Ulster did not want to leave the UK.

A majority in the UK voted to leave the EU in the recent referendum but a majority in Northern Ireland voted to stay. But now the unionists want the overall result of the referendum to be honoured.

Why the apparently opposite stances?

Joseph Mackey, Westmeath