“Throw the toys out of the pram, burn the house down and shoot the dog.” How Darth Vader shaped the DUP’s Brexit strategy
The DUP take no responsibility for the Brexit mess and the protocol they despise, but Jeffrey Donaldson's threat to bring down Stormont could bring its own problems for Sinn Féin.
11th Sep, 2021 - 9 min read
“The closer Sinn Féin get to government in the south, the more they realise government is a difficult business”
As he joins The Currency as a columnist, Tommie Gorman reflects on the precarious position on the island and the personalities he knows intimately who have to find a solution.
5th Jun, 2021 - 7 min read
Brexit talks in fishy waters: can the UK be like any other EU trading partner?
The first stumbling block in Brexit negotiations starting today is fisheries, illustrating a deeper rift between the EU and the UK on how to approach an unprecedented large-scale, close-range free trade agreement.
2nd Mar, 2020 - 7 min read
“I am a strange mix of things. In some areas I’d be considered left of centre and in other areas I am centre right.”
Brexit has changed the role of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. And the current incumbent of the portfolio, Simon Coveney, has revelled in the position. In this wide-ranging interview, he discusses negotiation strategy, his political ambitions and Ireland’s role in a post-Brexit Europe.