When decisions are made in London, Brussels and Berlin they are not made purely in Ireland’s interest.
The building of the all-Ireland Economy must begin now. It will provide the best way to ameliorate against the worst excesses of Brexit. This means planning together, funding together and delivering services together on an all-Ireland basis. We need to get practical in the development of convergence across our island in terms of taxes, enterprise, health care and supports. Departments north and south need to start working together in partnership. The breadth and depth of the North South Ministerial Council must be radically improved. We need to see the devolution of far more powers from London to Ireland. The North/South Inter- Parliamentary Association must be developed to provide deeper and more regular parliamentary support to the work of the North South Ministerial Council.
The twin-governmental approach of placing their respective heads in the sand is no longer sustainable.