Tag: Leo Varadkar

Irish politics has always moved in rhythms different to the rest of Europe. Saturday’s election is no exception. (More…)

“I’ve applied for Irish citizenship.” Pre-Brexit, this would have been amazing to hear in a cut-glass accent by a late-middle-aged upper-class British woman. But Brexit was looming and she didn’t want any hassle commuting to her country home, in France. (More…)

Brexit’s fate was always going to be determined by the Irish border. Efforts to limit migration have always ignored the threat it posed. (More…)

Boris Johnson is content with a no-deal Brexit. As a result, Ireland’s most notable nationalist party, Sinn Féin, has redoubled its call for a referendum on unification. (More…)

You have to be told that you’re crossing the border. Nothing, except a change in lane-divider paint colour, marks the once-militarised line between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. (More…)