After Brexit, Ireland can’t have it both ways

Dublin’s EU obligations are bound to collide with Britain’s continued significance for the country

For Dublin, Brexit was always about damage limitation.

  • Dr. Eoin Drea
  • Politico

But unfortunately, the Irish government has been focused on all the wrong threats.

During the negotiations and afterward, the country’s two primary objectives have been maintaining an open border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the continuance of the…

This is understandable, given the deep links between all the constituent parts of the British Isles.

But it’s also shortsighted. Because the real danger to Ireland is the long-term implications of being a…

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