Sinn Fein's big win has put a border poll centre-stage in political debate. That's not surprising. When the IRA called its ceasefire on August 31, 1994, the republican base believed that Irish unity was around the corner.
More than any other issue, Northern Ireland - a region of 1.8 million people on the periphery of the UK and the EU - has determined what has happened since the Brexit referendum for the whole of the UK and the EU.
Legally, the departure from the EU has happened. Initially, in a period of transition, revised operational decisions must be made. In the next year government and business managers will be busy adjusting to the new environment.
Hold the front page. For the breaking news from the new frontier that appeared between Europe and the UK on the Cavan/Fermanagh border on Brexit night was that few people seemed bothered about partition's latest parting of the ways.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar granted an audience to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show yesterday morning, and promptly took the opportunity to warn the British Government to "tone down the nationalist rhetoric" over Brexit.
As the United Kingdom officially left the European Union last night, Northern Ireland's First Minister was still in it, choosing to mark the occasion in a TV studio in Dublin.
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