Lucinda Creighton

Lucinda Creighton

The pathway to a deal remains strewn with awkward obstacles

The pathway to a deal remains strewn with awkward obstacles

A breakthrough last week between Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson has put a Brexit deal back on the cards - but the British PM has to get around the DUP, the ERG and his own MPs first

Cruel Britannia: that’s the kind of economy they’ll get with no deal

Cruel Britannia: that’s the kind of economy they’ll get with no deal

The Tories are posturing and bluffing; Labour is in a leadership vacuum. It’s as if they’ve forgotten their own wellbeing is on the line

Our politicians must back Johnson if he seeks an extension to Article 50

Our politicians must back Johnson if he seeks an extension to Article 50

Europe may be tired of Britain and its political drama, but we must remind our EU friends that a no-deal Brexit would be calamitous for us

Hogan’s run in trade could  be just what Ireland needs

Hogan’s run in trade could be just what Ireland needs

Phil Hogan has based his entire political career on pragmatism. If he takes tips from Jean-Claude Juncker on diplomacy, his years as EU trade commissioner could be very successful

Pence peddling Trump’s hostility to Europe

Pence peddling Trump’s hostility to Europe

We shouldn’t be surprised by Mike Pence’s comments on Brexit. The Trump administration’s policy is to undermine Europe’s economic and political cohesion – and with Brexit, it is succeeding

We cannot be bystanders to a no-deal Brexit disaster

We cannot be bystanders to a no-deal Brexit disaster

When it comes to Brexit, the real act of treason is for politicans and others in positions of influence to stand by and do nothing

With the clock ticking on Brexit, our only option is to delay catastrophe

With the clock ticking on Brexit, our only option is to delay catastrophe

If we can’t drop the backstop, our best bet is to kick the problem five years down the road

The West’s response to China’s tyranny is ‘amoral’

The West’s response to China’s tyranny is ‘amoral’

We cannot keep cosying up to the superpower in the interests of trade while ignoring China’s increasing human rights abuses in Hong Kong and elsewhere

Sport can deliver results far beyond the stadium walls

Sport can deliver results far beyond the stadium walls

Events such as the Dublin Horse Show and GAA matches are a linchpin of our economy, and should be treated as such

The tweet that launched a thousand hysterics

The tweet that launched a thousand hysterics

Timmy Dooley’s criticism of the Taoiseach was par for the course. It’s the establishment’s apparent willingness to ignore the risks inherent in the EU and Irish position on the backstop that could do real damage

Scandal offers state a creche course in childcare needs

Scandal offers state a creche course in childcare needs

The paltry subsidy of €80 hardly puts a dent in childcare costs that average €1,100 a month in Dublin. Tax relief is the best way to offer choice and options to all

Brexit offers Ireland a chance to reassess priorities on EU stage

Brexit offers Ireland a chance to reassess priorities on EU stage

When Brexit eventually happens, we’ll find ourselves in a changed world with new dynamics at play. It’s time we planned accordingly

TDs emulate ‘Little England’ by rejecting EU-Mercosur deal

TDs emulate ‘Little England’ by rejecting EU-Mercosur deal

Threatening to scupper international trade deals, as the Dáil did last week, is contrary to the interests of an open economy such as ours

Citizens must be given a direct say in who leads the EU

Citizens must be given a direct say in who leads the EU

Horse-trading over top EU jobs late into the night does nothing to counter claims of a ‘democratic deficit’ or ‘unelected elites’

A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

Boris Johnson could easily abandon Brexit once he is in office, and Brexiteers who believe the Tory frontrunner is the Messiah will be sadly disappointed