Thursday 21 September 2017

The crazy knot that binds us to Britain

ARECENT survey by the British Council shows that, by a big margin, we in Ireland feel closer to Britain than to any other country. Sometimes fraught, sometimes fond, the relationship between our two countries is always full of feeling.

ARECENT survey by the British Council shows that, by a big margin, we in Ireland feel closer to Britain than to any other country. Sometimes fraught, sometimes fond, the relationship between our two countries is always full of feeling. Some of the complex flavours of that British-Irish stew can be tasted in the following short extracts from a book of specially commissioned essays Britain and Ireland: Lives Entwined, commissioned by the British Council and with joint prefaces by Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair.

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

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