Monday June 1, 2020

Why the French are marking our cards

Drag your eyes away from Brexit for a moment, as French voters cast ballots which could determine Ireland’s future in Europe

23rd April, 2017
Who next for president? The uncertainty of this election is unprecedented Picture: Getty

While the focus in Ireland has been firmly on Brexit in recent times, the elections in France could have far-reaching implications for Ireland. As French voters go to the polls, their decision could determine tax policies here – and our place in Europe

This year is marked by major elections in three founding EU member states, just as a rising tide bolsters populist and Eurosceptic parties contesting European integration. In the Netherlands, on March 15,...

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.

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 weeks 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 weeks 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 | 1 month ago