Ireland's rocky route through Brexit finally starting to take shape
It has been a long and painful 18 months since the British voters opted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016. But at last a semblance of how things may be post-Brexit is beginning to take shape.
It looks like Ireland might be headed towards mitigating the worst of the resultant harm from the departure of our neighbouring island, and a major trading partner, with whom our fortunes are closely interlinked. But the Government and its team still has it all to do as we head into a vital 10 days of talks.
Today in Brussels, British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to outline how the Irish Border will be dealt with in a post-Brexit world. She needs to satisfy the policy-guiding EU Commission, and the 26 other member governments, on this issue of vital interest to Irish people all across the island.