It is a bit rich of Jeffrey Donaldson of the Democratic Unionist Party to complain of what he sees as Dublin’s failure to engage in dialogue with unionists, when his own party has been sluggish in addressing Sinn Féin concerns in order to restore the North’s power-sharing institutions.
Richard Halleron The board members of Lakeland Dairies and the other southern co-ops that draw milk across the border from Northern Ireland for processing will hope against hope that Theresa May gets her Brexit deal across the line.
Just over two years ago, when Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said it would be a mistake to allow the local crocodiles to hope that their well-honed appetites might be satisfied because, no matter how much they were given to eat, they would want more she revealed far more than she intended.
For a brief while yesterday it seemed possible to be optimistic or at least mildly hopeful that the first Becher’s Brook in Brexit negotiations had been negotiated — and without the kind of usual conflict that further damages already strained relationships.
The Taoiseach must block progress of the Brexit negotiations in December if the UK fails to give a formal written guarantee that there will be no hard border with Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said.