Post-Brexit, Ireland faces many tough choices

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

While domestic policy challenges continue to dominate Irish political discourse, the sense that negotiations are reaching a crunch phase is pushing Brexit higher up the agenda. Insider however senses that much of the population, and even some of the political class, are oblivious to the scale of the challenges facing the State on the global front, and the painful decisions and choices that may have to be taken.

Brexit – A toughening stance?

As Insider has regularly noted in the period since the referendum was held, the direction in which the Brexit process is heading gives him great cause for concern. Some months ago, following the initial phase of discussions it was the sheer sense of inertia and drift which stood out; there seemed to be no urgency to the process, no indication either side really had an idea of where things were heading.


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Maria Molloy (chairperson) and Vivienne Ivers (liaison officer) of AMACH ! LBGT Galway Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy
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An aerial view of the property at Cross Street, Athenry.
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Corofin take on old foes Castlebar

Claregalway's Padraig Kearney and Michael Glavey's Dylan Ruane in the Connacht Intermediate Club Football final which Glaveys won by 3-14 to 1-12 at Hyde Park, Roscommon, on Sunday.
				Photos:-Mike Shaughnessy
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 Karl Flannery, CEO, Storm Technology with An Tanaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD  and Barry Egan, Regional Director West Region, Enterprise Ireland .Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure
The Health and Safety Authority has launched a new information campaign aimed at raising awareness of the damaging effects of work related stress. Work related stress is stress caused or made worse by work. It refers to situations where employees ...


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