There has been a surge in the number of people in Northern Ireland searching for information online about Irish passports during the EU referendum.
“From looking at Google Trends, we can see that in the UK there's been a significant spike (+100%) in the last 24 hours of people searching for the term,” Michael Wilson, digital data analyst with Glowmetrics in Belfast told UTV.
“And by the looks of it, it's been almost entirely generated by people within Northern Ireland."
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.