If Merkel won't listen, then it may be time for Ireland to cut its own deal with the UK
So much for Enda Kenny's much-trumpeted special relationship with Angela Merkel. With friends like the German Chancellor...
There's no sugar-coating it. Merkel's de facto dismissal of the suggestion that Ireland should be a 'special case' in the Brexit negotiations is a blow to our national interests.
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised. Ireland's interests are always going to lag behind those of Germany, and the wider EU, in Merkel's mind.