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Why there's more to be welcomed than feared about an Irish Sea tunnel

Gail Walker


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Vital link: Channel Tunnel trains preparing to depart for Europe from St Pancras station in London

Vital link: Channel Tunnel trains preparing to depart for Europe from St Pancras station in London

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Vital link: Channel Tunnel trains preparing to depart for Europe from St Pancras station in London

Something about the idea of a "fixed" connection between Ireland and Britain sets so many people's teeth on edge; mostly, in Stormont and Holyrood, those of a nationalist persuasion.

Even though the recipient of an entrance point wouldn't be in the Republic, one can see how it might be a bit rich to have the "British connection", as it were, back up and running only a hundred years after independence.


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