The EU is not prioritising the border for Ireland’s benefit. It is using the country to play a high-stakes game of bluff
As tensions grow, Irish negotiators must keep the border issue at the forefront of their minds
After months of negotiations, both Britain and the EU appear to still believe the other is bluffing. But something will have to give
Brexit is quite likely to result in Ireland paying far more money into the EU budget, so we must keep all our options open with Britain
We share these islands with Britain, so we should not allow ourselves to be weaponised against them by an angry EU
Theresa May laid down an upbeat marker in Florence. Now it’s up to the European Union to reciprocate. And if that doesn’t happen, then Ireland has to assert itself
Can we really rely on Michel Barnier to put Irish concerns above those of the EU’s institutions?
If reports from Brussels are factual, then all the assurances given by our government over our red lines on the border were simply hot air. We badly miscalculated during David Cameron’s renegotiations, so let us not do so again