What Lessons are to be Learned from Article 16 Row?

[John Bruton] The more disharmony there is between the UK and the EU, the greater will be the political problems for both parts of Ireland.

UK’s Sovereignty over Northern Ireland Partially Sacrificed under EU-UK Deal

[John Bruton]
The latest EU-UK agreement gives the UK more sovereignty over the island of Britain, but loosens a considerable measure of its sovereignty over Northern Ireland.

‘No-Deal Brexit’ Still Possible

[John Bruton] Deal or No-Deal, the EU and the UK will gradually draw further apart, as will Ireland and Britain. Irish people will need to pay much more attention to politics in Paris, Berlin and Warsaw, and a little less to the English speaking world.

BREXIT Heading for the Cliff Edge

[John Bruton]
The Conservative Party, which is driven by a narrative around re-establishing British identity and is quite insensitive to economic or trade arguments, wants Brexit done quickly because it fears the British people might change their minds. That is why there is such a mad rush. It is not rational. It is imperative!

Ireland must Work with EU Partners to Protect Itself

[John Bruton]
Ireland can and must learn from the work of other EU members and, on a case by case basis, take part in joint initiatives in areas like cyber security, threat intelligence, maritime surveillance, drone surveillance, etc.