Irexit would be folly

Since the Brexit result, Irish officials have been working quietly and intensively to pursue the Irish position independent of Britain

London is going its own way. Should we follow? Picture: Getty

The decision by the British government to finally trigger Article 50 and set the Brexit negotiations in motion signalled the end of the protracted bout of shadow boxing that has characterised London’s interaction with Brussels in recent months. Within weeks, we will proceed to the formal opening of negotiations between Britain and the European Union. What do those talks portend for Ireland?

The central problem facing Ireland at this juncture is that we ...