Pat Rabbitte: We cannot let Brexit destroy our relationship with Britain

Europe was a handy intermediary between us and Britain, now that it will no longer be there, we will have to learn to work more closely with our nearest neighbour

After decades of improved cooperation, Brexit has fundamentally changed British-Irish relations

Neither Stephen Kenny, the Ireland football manager, nor Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach, have had much luck since landing the jobs they had coveted for so long. Whereas it can be argued that the respective talent pools available to both men are something less than stellar, the mismanagement and own goals have been excessive.

Mistakes and own goals aside, it can’t be denied that both have endured a rotten run of luck. The pandemic has taken ...