Time for some green-sky thinking

Whether the next US president is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, Ireland needs to find a new way of sustaining its relationship with the world superpower

21st August, 2016
Hillary Clinton, if elected, is unlikely to have much more interest in Ireland than Barack Obama hadGetty

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last month, depending on which watering hole you wandered into, you could be forgiven for thinking that you were at an Irish political gathering.

Frances Fitzgerald, Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality; Martin Hayden, the Fine Gael parliamentary party chairman; Mark Kenneally, Enda Kenny’s chief of staff; and Jerry Buttimer, leader of the Seanad, were all present; as was Michael Lonergan, Ireland’s deputy head of mission at...

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