Tony Buckley

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Leinster’s Gordon D’Arcy celebrates his try as Johnny Sexton and Munster’s Ronan O’Gara exchange words in the Heineken Cup semi-final in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Irish rugby historians search for the biggest shift in the balance of power at provincial level they need look no further than May 2nd, 2009, and(...)

Tony Buckley:  described the process of Brexit as like the separation of conjoined twins. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish customs authorities have looked at introducing “Ryanair-type” passport controls on ferries, and checks on private jets and helicopters arriving (...)

A mock customs post set up by anti-Brexit campaigners at Ravensdale, Co Louth, in  April. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The operation of a post-Brexit customs regime can be automated and simplified and does not need customs points with Northern Ireland, the Revenue Comm(...)