In this new Federal Trust video, the former European Commission Representative in Belfast and London, Geoff Martin, predicts that the DUP will soon rejoin the Northern Ireland Executive.

He argues that the recent Windsor Framework has created the conditions for a new economic and political stability in Northern Ireland. This new stability will certainly lead to greater economic and social integration within the island of Ireland. Geoff Martin is doubtful however that it will lead to the political unification of Ireland in the foreseeable future.

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Geoff Martin OBE, Inaugural head of the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland 1979–1984, and later Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK, 1993–2002.

Brendan Donnelly is the Director of the Federal Trust and a former Conservative MEP.