Thursday August 13, 2020

Our leaders must avoid inflaming Anglo-Irish tensions

Co-operation with Britain on trade and the North is too important to jeopardise with undiplomatic comments – however idiotically our neighbours behave

21st July, 2019

We have difficult neighbours, on that we can agree. The willingness of so many British politicians to ignore European realities is matched by their unwillingness to face facts in Ireland.

No surprise, then, that the new leader of the Conservative Party will take over from Theresa May next Tuesday after a campaign in which both contenders hardened their support for a no-deal Brexit, while proposing more ‘alternative arrangements’ on the border that were either vague...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

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

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Many of us have achieved a new life balance that might just be the real ‘new normal’

Sharyn McAndrew | 2 months ago

Property firms such as QRE are dealing with the coronavirus lockdown by trying to maintain some normality in their day-to-day business

Conor Whelan | 3 months ago

Hardline opposition to EU solidarity in funding the cost of Covid-19 is driven by German allergy to ‘imprudent’ spending, and by Dutch politicians fearing the transfer of funds to southern countries would provoke a far-right backlash

Barry J Whyte | 4 months ago