Brexit: no deal is now better for Ireland than a bad deal

Brexit: no deal is now better for Ireland than a bad deal

Threats worked a treat for Britain in past Anglo-Irish clashes, but May’s brinkmanship may well leave the current generation of Irish leaders unmoved

Michael Collins remains a widely revered figure in Ireland: freedom fighter and finance minister, but above all else, the tragically lost leader gunned down amid the flames of a bitter civil war. Some say history never repeats itself, but it sometimes rhymes.

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