Slow Brexit response
WATER charges are not the only area in which Leo Varadkar’s administration is found to be wanting in terms of planning.
Its response to the Brexit vote has been less than impressive. Yesterday’s warning from Fine Gael grandee Alan Dukes is deserving of attention.
The former party leader insists it is a ‘certainty’ that there will be a hard border on this island when Britain ultimately leaves the EU. Whether that turns out to be the case or not, only time will well. But it is certainly a strong possibility and, accordingly, is an issue that demands immediate attention at the highest level.
The impact of a hard border on our trade with the North could be calamitous. The sooner our Taoiseach starts working on contingency plans, the better.