Ireland’s Electoral Earthquake (Project-Syndicate)

Sinn Féin’s shocking success in Ireland’s general election reflects several factors, from years of austerity to Brexit, which unlocked the Pandora’s box of Irish reunification. If the long-shunned nationalists finds their way into government, a referendum on reunification with Northern Ireland will be only a matter of time.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/sinn-fein-irish-election-will-accelerate-reunification-vote-by-bill-emmott-2020-02

Bill Emmott is a former editor-in-chief of The Economist.

Apple, Brussels, and Ireland’s Bruised Sovereignty (Yanis Varoufakis, Project-Syndicate)

Despite their unequivocal Europeanism, the Irish have been serially mistreated by the European Union.