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The true seat of power is now in Brussels

Dan O'Brien


We have to remember that UN security council seats will butter no parsnips. The real action for Ireland is in Brussels

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TALKING SHOP: The UN Security Council in session in February, before the pandemic. Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

TALKING SHOP: The UN Security Council in session in February, before the pandemic. Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

TALKING SHOP: The UN Security Council in session in February, before the pandemic. Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Diplomacy has been making front pages in recent days. Last Wednesday night, Ireland was elected to a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council, winning almost as many votes as Norway and significantly more than Canada.

Not wanting to rain on anyone's parade, but the UN role actually doesn't matter much.


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