‘A stone in our shoe’ Brexit slips down Europe’s list of priorities

‘A stone in our shoe’ Brexit slips down Europe’s list of priorities
Leo Varadkar flanked by Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee: the Taoiseach still insists a deal can be done Pic: Getty

The mood is not good in Brussels and migration has yet again taken centre stage. And while there are rumours that Theresa May is set to take on Tory Brexit zealots, the advice is: prepare for the worst

For several months the Irish government insisted that the June European Council summit would be a critical point in the Brexit talks. But judging by what happened in Brussels last week, it was nothing of the sort.

The summit, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in March, would see the government “putting down a marker” with an ominous warning that there would be “some serious questions” to ask if there was no progress on the so-called backstop...

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