Sinn Féin has said there is a "democratic imperative" for a border poll after Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU.
South Antrim MLA and national party chairperson Declan Kearney said: “English votes have overturned the democratic will of Northern Ireland. This was a cross-community vote in favour of remaining in the EU.
“English voters are dragging Northern Ireland out of the EU.”
He said the party will now press for the calling of a border poll under the under the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement.
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Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has said a referendum on a united Ireland would not be “justified or helpful” at present.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said “the implications for NI and relations will require careful consideration” following the UK's Brexit vote.
Northern Ireland’s leaders have been divided in their reactions to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union.