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    A British departure from the EU would have major consequences for Ireland

A British departure from the EU would have major consequences for Ireland

The UK’s referendum on EU membership will be keenly observed by Irish citizens, given the close ties between the two countries. Paul Gillespie writes that a Brexit could be highly disruptive for Ireland, and would likely have a particularly large impact in Northern Ireland, where the issue of Irish unity could be pushed on to the public agenda.

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Ireland faces a choice between following the EU into deeper integration and drifting back towards closer relations with the UK.

The past six months have seen Ireland vote yes in a referendum on the fiscal compact and a return to the long term bond markets for the country for the first time in two years. Paul Gillespie writes that the eurozone crisis and its effects on Ireland have led to increased public debates on European integration and Irish nationalism, especially […]

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