Friday August 14, 2020

What will they make of us now?

Even with a Yes vote, Ireland may be punished for keeping the EU in limbo, and may be overlooked when top jobs are handed out, writes Darren Ennis in Brussels

3rd October, 2009

Those urging a Yes vote in last Friday’s Lisbon referendum were quick to point out the pitfalls of rejecting the EU’s reform treaty for a second time, not ably that Ireland would not be booted out of the 27-nation bloc, but faced the cold shoulder by its EU partners and possibly being left behind.

Some even went as far as to say the Irish would become - what seems unlikely -...

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