Brexit: Looks like Donegal's leaving EU too... My cousin Daniel will be pleased: Jeffrey Donaldson jokes over Guardian front page
At times of historical significance it is often the newspapers that come to to fore with their striking front pages, and as Theresa May began the formal process to trigger the UK's exit from the EU Wednesday's headline makers again stood up to the plate.
Although one national paper did put Twitter into a spin.
The Guardian produced a rather ingenious cover depicting Europe as a jigsaw with the pieces making Great Britain and Northern Ireland removed.
However, parts of the Republic were also taken out, which inevitably put the Twittersphere into a spin.
"My cousin Daniel will be pleased," the DUP's Sir Jeffrey Donaldson joked.
Guardian front page, Wednesday 29 March 2017: Britain steps into the unknown pic.twitter.com/UGcrv0sLv4— The Guardian (@guardian) March 28, 2017
Em ... some of that is ours ! https://t.co/6IPpfx0vgN— Cliff Taylor (@CliffTaylorIT) March 28, 2017
Looks like Donegal is coming with us...... My cousin Daniel will be pleased! https://t.co/taVo5U98IE— Jeffrey Donaldson MP (@J_Donaldson_MP) March 28, 2017
@guardian hands off Donegal and give us our six counties back too.— Pearse Doherty (@PearseDoherty) March 28, 2017
@guardian hey, give back Dublin and Donegal— seanhogan (@sean_0406) March 28, 2017
The @guardian could do with a geography lesson...— Neil Callanan (@ncallanan) March 29, 2017
@guardian bit of Wexford gone too um— The whalewatcher (@thewhalewatcher) March 28, 2017
@guardian Today Britain steps up to the future and its people will rise to the occasion!— Joel Horton (@joel_horton5) March 28, 2017