A proper Brexit plan is badly needed

Aside from Britain, Ireland has no allies within the EU, so we must stand up to Brussels and push for as soft a Brexit as possible

1st January, 2017

The uncertainties and upheavals which have followed in the wake of the Brexit vote mean that the external environment for Ireland is about to undergo radical change.

Ireland joined the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973. It had no other choice but to follow Britain. This was the fundamental basis for our membership. In 1963, when de Gaulle vetoed the then British application, there was also no question of Ireland continuing alone. This issue did...

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