The Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney was fully entitled in his weekend RTE interview to highlight the dangers involved in allowing the complex negotiations between the EU and the UK to be linked to a `green versus orange' argument in Ireland.
May I thank Antán Ó Dála an Rí for his excellent letter – ‘Adopting the usual Zionist position’ (September 14) – in which he implicitly confirms what I had written by being forced to resort to the well-known debating trick, so beloved of barristers, that “when you have no answer to your opponent’s arguments, disparage your opponent”.
AS Brexit brinkmanship enters what is hopefully its final stage, finding ways to describe a sea border that will not cause a unionist freak-out has become the most important semantic puzzle in the EU's 24 official languages.
Ian Paisley may have narrowly escaped having to fight a by-election but that does not diminish the gravity of his misconduct, which attracted the longest suspension imposed by the House of Commons in modern times.
Christ Church cathedral in Dublin isn’t the sort of place you’d normally hear a public profanity; especially not an African Union official proclaiming that we’re now “in deep sh*t” (environmentally speaking).