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Friday, 24 March 2017

A shared-space solution to Ireland's Brexit Border problem

A shared-space solution to Ireland's Brexit Border problem
- The rules governing the entry of people and goods from mainland Britain or the continental EU, whether to the North or South of Ireland, would prohibit ...

Irish imams fear attack will fuel hatred of Islam

Irish imams fear attack will fuel hatred of Islam
- The Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council said it strongly condemns the terrorist attack, which it pointed out has also left more than 40 people ...

Could Irish emigrant vote drown out voices from back home?

Could Irish emigrant vote drown out voices from back home?
- The reaction in Ireland to Kenny's announcement was uneasy. Straight away we had people here quoting the slogan from the American revolution of ...

Populism, Brexit and progressive opinion

Populism, Brexit and progressive opinion
- Sir, – In conflating the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election, Fintan O’Toole (“Progressives must be the first to call out treachery”, March 21st) touches on the sense of alienation felt by key sections of what must, in a well-ordered world, constitute progressive opinion. His argument would be more compelling if he were able to suggest what policies might be followed that could detach voters from such populism.
In my country, Brexit voters do not constitute an homogenous reactionary bloc. The most important issue for half of all Leave supporters was British sovereignty. Only a third put control over immigration first, although both sovereignty and immigration as well as the economy were important to the majority of anti-EU voters. A third of black and ethnic minority voters opposed EU membership, including a majority of Sikhs and Jews. 

Ireland needs to prioritise issues heading into key period of Brexit negotiations'

Ireland needs to prioritise issues heading into key period of Brexit negotiations'
- The need for Ireland to decide on key priorities and co-ordinate its message to the EU, in relation to Brexit, was highlighted to agri-food leaders at a ...

How will Brexit affect Irish spirits producers?

How will Brexit affect Irish spirits producers?
- There, the ramifications of Brexit are already being felt, yet the impact of the vote on the 'all-island' spirits industry – Northern Ireland, part of the UK, ...

If Theresa May refuses to take part in talks during Northern Ireland visit it'll show just how little she ...

If Theresa May refuses to take part in talks during Northern Ireland visit it'll show just how little she ...
- At what is a critical time in the negotiations and in the Brexit process, I think it is important the Prime Minister considers carefully the message such ...

EU does not know what Ireland "wants" when it comes to Brexit

EU does not know what Ireland "wants" when it comes to Brexit
- The urgent need for Ireland to decide on key priorities and coordinate its message to the EU in relation to Brexit was highlighted at a gathering of ...