Saturday August 8, 2020

Analysis: 'With Brexit, Ireland is playing for 'Team EU' – but is that the right move?'

Could Ireland get a better deal if it considers itself just one of 27?

16th December, 2016
Theresa May and Enda Kenny at an EU Council meeting Pic: Getty

Brexit has been on many agendas over the past 24 hours - not one but two Oireachtas committees met to discuss the ramifications for Ireland yesterday, while the 27 EU leaders met without British prime minister Theresa May late last night to discuss how the EU was going to handle negotiations once Britain formally signals it intends to leave the bloc.

When it comes to negotiations, the latter takes precedence, because the legal situation at an EU...

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