Wednesday 13 December 2017

Comment: Our future with Brexit will be shaped by events in London and Belfast

EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: AP
EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: AP
John Downing

John Downing

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.

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