Misjudging Irish relations was May’s dumbest mistake

Putting a border solution on the long finger has left the British prime minister with a mountain to climb

12th August, 2018

‘Don’t worry Paddy, we’ll get to you.” This was essentially the message in Theresa May’s first big speech on Brexit back in January 2017. Amid the pomp of Lancaster House, a Georgian mansion in central London that doubles as Buckingham Palace in the Netflix series The Crown, the British prime minister airily promised to deliver a “practical solution” on the Irish border “as soon as we can”....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 2 months ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Insight Todd G Buchholz 3 months ago

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 3 months ago