As Henry Farrell noted here on Monday, Brexit talks are in real danger of collapse. Britain is impatient to move past the first phase of negotiations, so it can talk about its future European Union trading relationship. But the Irish border has become a major sticking point. As I (together with Paul Taggart, Kai Oppermann, […]
A couple of hours ago, the Financial Times top headline announced that “Britain and Ireland agree Brexit to border deal.” Now there’s a rather different headline: “Brexit deal falls through over Irish border dispute.” The British pound, which had jumped earlier, has now fallen from its earlier highs. Here’s what has just happened to Britain’s Brexit negotiations […]
Thursday’s British elections may have received a lot of media attention, but one outcome hasn’t gotten nearly enough. The result – in which the ruling Conservative Party is trying to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to stay in power – will have an enormous impact on Northern Ireland. Here’s what you need […]
After last night’s shocking results, Britain’s Conservative Party had to make a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to return to government. It is not clear yet whether the Conservatives and DUP will form a coalition, in which both parties will jointly govern (perhaps with some cabinet posts for the DUP), or whether […]
In Thursday’s general election in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland’s Sinn Féin was one of the parties returning to the U.K. Parliament. The party won seven of the 18 seats assigned to Northern Ireland — a record high for Sinn Féin. Comments from Paul Maskey, the freshly elected Sinn Féin member of Parliament for Belfast West, sounded like […]
According to the latest national accounts, Ireland’s economy grew by a staggering 26.3 percent between 2014-2015. Exports are up 34 percent; investment is up 27 percent; and imports are up 22 percent. Per capita income per person, in employment, has increased from a whopping €88,000 ($98,000) in 2010 to €130,000 in 2015. If Ireland continued to […]
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The United Nations’ Human Rights Committee has determined that abortion is a human right. This revelation came in a 29- page report released Thursday, which found that Ireland’s abortion laws violate the U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The United States isn’t the only country in which, despite an economic recovery, the political system is being turned upside down by an anti-establishment public mood. Voters in Ireland appear similarly disenchanted, to judge from the general election held at the end of February, which resulted in an unprecedentedly fragmented Dáil Éireann (the Irish Parliament). After ten weeks […]
Depending on the outcome of an official investigation, Apple may face a bill that is estimated at between $8 billion and $19 billion for underpaid taxes to the Irish government. The Irish government really, really doesn’t want to get this money and is fighting as hard as it can to avoid receiving it. That may […]