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Joint authority is the next step for Northern Ireland

Joint rule between Dublin and Westminster is the only way to break the current impasse

The Irish foreign minister, Simon Coveney, recently caused a stir at Westminster. Coveney demanded a voice for the Irish government in the administration of Northern Ireland, remarking that “there can be no British-only direct rule” in the province.

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Varadkar would be an exclusionary Taoiseach

Varadkar offers nothing to those who have been affected most by austerity. And he offers no hope for a more progressive, equal Ireland.

If Leo Varadkar becomes Taoiseach, it might seem to mark a positive step in Irish politics. A young, openly gay man with a name far from the traditional titles encountered in the Irish political arena will be in the top