Ruairi Quinn said a border poll would be an unwelcome distraction
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Ruairi Quinn says border poll 'a distraction'

A former Irish cabinet minister has dismissed calls for a border poll.

Ruairi Quinn, a former education minister in the Republic of Ireland, said such a poll would be a distraction and is unwelcome at this time.

His comments came at the Labour Party conference in Manchester.

Stephen Walker reports.