Vincent Boland: Brexit could push us back to the edge of Europe

Irish politicians and officials must face the fact that our relationship with the EU will be more complicated now that Britain has left

2nd February, 2020
Vincent Boland: Brexit could push us back to the edge of Europe
Nigel Farage of the Brexit Party waves a tiny Union Jack as the Brexit deal is ratified by the European Parliament in Brussels last Wednesday Picture: Getty

Planet Earth did not slow down at 11pm on Friday, and nor did it speed up. The sun still rose at its scheduled time on Saturday morning. The Six Nations rugby championship went ahead as planned. Yet something significant happened at that hour, all the same: Britain finally left the European Union.

That will change a lot of things for Britain, and for the EU. It will also change a lot of things for Ireland.

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