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Behold the rising superpower: post-catholic Ireland's European miracle

President Michael Higgins, a left-wing poet, was re-elected for another seven years. The crime of blasphemy was expunged from the constitution by a powerful majority of the electorate. Yesterday, a seemingly serene Ireland has voted overwhelmingly for stability and further liberation from past catholic Christian strictures, its politics apparently unaffected by the looming shock of Brexit or the populist rage that is stalking much of the continent. On the face of it, such stability is pretty astonishing. Even a benign Brexit will hit Ireland harder than any other of the 27, and a hard Brexit with all its dire consequences for Ireland, and for Northern Ireland in particular, is widely seen as an entirely possible scenario.
by Bernard on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 at 03:02:37 PM EST
Nah, they see this as a bad thing.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 at 10:56:19 PM EST
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