Saturday December 14, 2019

Will Irish voters get their say on Brexit?

There is an emerging legal opinion that a Brexit deal could trigger a referendum here if it violates EU law or the Irish Constitution

29th January, 2017
A statue of Winston Churchill is silhouetted by the Elizabeth Tower, more commonly known as Big Ben Pic: Getty

Amidst the growing gloom in Ireland – the rise of global Trumpism and the narrative around Brexit – have the first early swallows of the spring just arrived? Out of the January gloom, quite unexpectedly, has dropped the tantalising prospect of a referendum here in Ireland on the terms agreed with Brexit and their effect on this country.

Weeks ago in this column, I had argued that the political implications of a final Brexit settlement...

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