Down the road, we will have to switch to driving on right-hand side

"We’re going to end up with a mix of cars, some right-hand drive, some left-hand, for years to come"

Ireland and Malta will be the only EU countries that drive on the left-hand side after Britain departs the bloc in October, writes Fergus Finlay

I KNOW well the road between Dublin and Cork. I could drive it blindfold, I reckon; the old route or the new route. But I wonder how we’re all going to cope when we have to drive it the wrong way round.

I know the route so well because, way, way back, I commuted once a week between Dublin and Cork. That’s a posh way of describing a complicated set of family arrangements.

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