Northern exposure: ‘It’s crucial for Ireland to be part of the Arctic Council’

The fate of the imperilled Arctic circle will have major consequences for this country. An Irish advisor to its intergovernmental body believes it is vital that we have a seat at the table

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
3rd May, 2020
Northern exposure: ‘It’s crucial for Ireland to be part of the Arctic Council’
US president Donald Trump wants the US to be a big player in the Arctic region. Picture: Getty

The announcement of a $12 million “aid” package from the US to Greenland caused surprise and outrage in equal measure last month.

Coming just a few months after Donald Trump suggested he was interested in buying the country, it was considered by many as the latest strategic advance by the US on the autonomous Arctic territory, which is part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

“Denmark essentially owns it,” Trump said back in August. “We’re...

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