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Patrick Murphy: Nationalist leaders have given up on a free Ireland

With their determined support for the EU, Irish nationalist political leaders appear to have given up on the idea of a free Ireland in favour of being part of an EU Empire, led by, pictured from left, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, European Council president Charles Michel and European Parliament president David Sassoli. They were marking the 10th anniversary of Lisbon Treaty last week. Picture by AP Photo/Olivier Matthys
WE have reached a fascinating turning point in modern Irish history. The leaders of Irish nationalism have formally abandoned the 850-year-old aspiration of a free and independent Ireland and opted in[...]

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