An Irish unity poll in Northern Ireland would be divisive and "a bad idea", Irish PM Leo Varadkar has said. On Thursday, former NI first minister Peter Robinson said any future border poll on Northern Ireland's future in the UK could not be conducted on the basis of a simple majority. He said the idea of a "majority of one" would lead to chaos. Mr Varadkar said "a simple majority is enough", but questioned whether that would be a "good thing". The taoiseach made his comment ahead of becoming the first Irish prime minister to visit the headquarters of the Orange Order in Belfast. "I think a border poll would be defeated and very divisive," said Mr Varadkar. "We should be respecting the primacy of the Good Friday Agreement and, at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement, is power-sharing within Northern Ireland, ever-increasing cooperation within the north and south and peace in Britain and Ireland." Mr Varadkar said that even though the Good Friday Agreement provides for a border poll to be carried by a majority of one, the time or the conditions were not right. "I think the focus should be on getting the institutions up and running again, rather than focusing on a border poll." Efforts to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland have so far failed, after the Executive collapsed 17 months ago. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44406029 With over a quarter of the population of Northern Ireland likely to vote for a united Ireland, the ongoing fight amongst those elected, for power and any real chance of a United Ireland resting on who has the say in what people are allowed to do. It's not looking very hopeful at this stage. On the other hand, Ian Paisley Junior, was. and is, an advocate of an Irish passport after the people of the UK decided to leave the EU.