Is playing hardball on the border in our best interests?

We share these islands with Britain, so we should not allow ourselves to be weaponised against them by an angry EU

Spending a few weeks away from Ireland in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, helps to give a different perspective on developments in Europe. There, all the talk was about US president Donald Trump and his demands on Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).

But the difficulties in the Brexit negotiations are attracting increasing interest in North America. In this context, the issue of the Irish border ...