In particular, it is found that the functioning of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the North-South Council of Ministers is “so closely linked that the success of the other depends on the success of the other”, and participation in the North-South Council of Ministers is “one of the essential tasks related to the relevant posts in [Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland]”. It simply says that if the Foreign Secretary finds that a majority would be in favour of a united Ireland, he will have to hold a border vote. Technically, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is free to conduct a poll if he wishes. The result of these referendums was a large majority in both parts of Ireland in favour of the agreement. In the Republic, 56% of voters, 94% of the vote, voted in favour of revising the Constitution. In Northern Ireland, turnout was 81% and 71% of the votes voted in favour of the agreement. . . .