Sunday February 23, 2020

Ireland needs to go for a Fixit rather than a Brexit

Fianna Fáil border TD Declan Breathnach describes how a nasty encounter at Belfast Airport underlines the fragility of the peace process

19th June, 2017
Stormont, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly

On the day after the UK and Northern Ireland election results came in, I was standing at a kiosk in Belfast airport buying a bottle of water and a few newspapers for my flight. “Scumbag”, the man standing next to me muttered under his breath. And once more for effect, “scumbag”, he said again, a bit louder this time and directed at me, before turning on his heel and marching off.

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