Tax cuts could boost economy after Brexit
After nine months of waiting in a phoney war situation, we may finally see the EU-UK divorce proceedings actually begin this week. It will be a long and difficult process, taking two years to achieve a big-picture draft deal.
There is no doubt that these are the biggest foreign policy decisions facing Ireland since World War II. The kind of arrangements Ireland may be able to get will shape the lives of every Irish citizen for several generations.
A wrong outcome could also threaten the fragile peace process in Northern Ireland, taking us back to a time of heartbreak for everyone.