The EU was crucial to securing peace in Ireland. This plan puts it in peril

The Good Friday Agreement was born of the most painstaking talks I ever took part in. Now our prime minister threatens to rip it apart

Crucial to maintenance of the peace was the idea of an open border between north and south in recognition of the fact that around the border families intermingled, did business and trade and moved, often several times a day, across it. They were separate countries but treated for the practical purposes of daily life as if they were the same.

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