Eamon Delaney: Ireland should return to the Commonwealth

In reality, Ireland only left the Commonwealth accidentally with the Republic Declaration in 1949

9th April, 2017

Last month, a group of people gathered at the residence of the Pakistani ambassador in Dublin to celebrate Commonwealth Day. There were ambassadors from Nigeria, Kenya, Malta and India. We even had the Canadian ambassador, who famously faced down an Islamic terrorist in the Canadian parliament. It was an absorbing gathering and felt very natural and compatible.

There were also many business people and former Irish diplomats worried about Ireland’s place in the world, post...

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