Challenge to the UK as Catholics are set to be biggest faith group in Northern Ireland in latest census results
- Catholics predicted to be biggest faith group in N Ireland in census results
- The last census, conducted in 2011, showed 48% Protestant and 45% Catholic
- Non-sectarian parties say unification debate not based ‘solely on demographics’
Catholics are predicted to be the biggest faith group in Northern Ireland for the first time when census results are released later this week.
The new data is expected to show Catholics outnumbering Protestants when results of 2021 census are published on Thursday.
Calls for a debate over Irish unification have already intensified this year after Sinn Fein won historic elections in Northern…