#IndyRef: Dublin silent, an insouciant NI and an abrupt resumption of British constitutional history

So this morning I joined an Irish Times Inside Politics panel to talk about the implications of a decision next week in favour of Scottish independence for Ireland and Northern Ireland…

Some of the highlights include…

– ‘Neo unionist’ silence of Dublin and the unspoken fear of unintended consequences, particularly within Europe…

– The dream versus Ireland’s lived reality of a currency union in the first fifty years of the state’s history…

– No show of Ireland as an exemplary model of independence in the #IndyRef narrative…

– Indyref polling date as centenary of the Home Rule and the re-engagement of Britain with its own constitutional history…

– Sectarian tribalism as guarantor against the possibility of constitutional game change…

– Will Northern Ireland be the very last part of the United Kingdom to finally grow and leave home?

Arthur Beesley and Paddy Smyth for the home team, myself and Alex Massie ‘just visiting’ and patiently chaired by Hugh Linihan…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty