Comment: Our future with Brexit will be shaped by events in London and Belfast
There are days when things come together in a funny way to remind us that we are, after all, a small country fighting for space and a share of the action in a noisy and complex world.
Yesterday was such a day. There were talks affecting every Irish citizen in three centres outside of this political jurisdiction.
Most importantly, the EU-UK divorce talks finally opened in Brussels days short of a full year since the June 23 referendum result landed on us with a thud.