Dublin: the whole deal and nothing but…

The Irish Times reports that Bertie Ahern is sticking with plan A:

The Taoiseach insisted that all obstacles raised by unionists had been or are being dealt with. “We have seen the end of the IRA campaign, we have seen the end of the arms issue, we are dealing with the criminality issue, you saw the big raids at the Border last week. The politicians have to get back to the work they were elected to and they have to do it this year.”

  • Pete Baker

    we are dealing with the criminality issue, you saw the big raids at the Border last week

    Yes, Bertie we did.. but, as the Sunday Times pointed out last week

    “A show of strength on a border farm plays well in the media for a day, but the real proof must come from the recovery of assets and from the prosecution of those involved.”

  • ingrammartin

    No plan B here. Sounds Like Dermot Ahern is talking out of his rear.Quote”Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster’s Inside Politics programme Dermot Ahern said London and Dublin would adopt “an intergovernmental approach”Unquote. Bertie is no fool .

    Marty

  • Ronan

    Martin
    The positions are not mutually exclusive. What they are saying is that they want plan A, that they do not see any good reason why plan A would be rejected. But if it is………………

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Ireland as junior partner in a joint authority?

    Complex, but possible.

    It’s not a real threat to the DUP anyway. Next year is the really critical year. All this is bluster to try and get as much ironed out as possible before crunch time.

  • missfitz

    Why not equal partner gonzo? Dont see what precludes that, unless you use an economic argument