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The Irish Times view on Brexit: power in Irish hands to avert no deal

It is essential that something is done to break out of this sense that Ireland’s role is simply to be collateral damage in a very British war.

There is in Ireland, north and south, a grim sense of powerlessness.

The majority in the North, which opposed Brexit and supports the backstop to prevent a hard Border, has no voice because the Assembly and Executive are not functioning and…

The Government, caught between the imperatives of protecting the Belfast Agreement on the one side and the integrity of the Single Market on the other, has in reality very little room to manoeuvre.

The grandstanding performance of the

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