Reviews

  • Required reading ... As Ireland navigates its way through Britain's withdrawal and the new Europe taking shape, this fine book offers an indispensable guide to the hazards and the opportunities along the way

    Denis Staunton, Irish Times
  • Excellent ... It ought to be read in every European capital ... Connelly examines how Brexit will affect every part of the Irish economy

    John Bruton, Sunday Times
  • Magisterial ... Connelly has encyclopaedic knowledge of European diplomatic processes and the political realities of the border, and is able to use them to great effect

    Donal O'Donovan, Irish Independent
  • Definitive ... Connelly covers the politics very well, but he also writes vividly, with colour and pace and detail, about the businesses and communities that will be affected. It's a superb work of reporting, and a much needed one

    Andrew Sparrow, Guardian
  • I was completely absorbed by Tony Connelly's Brexit and Ireland ... Connelly shows that the implications for the Irish Republic extend to the entire economy and its relationship with the EU

    Brendan Simms, New Statesman Books of the Year
  • One of the most enticing aspects of Connelly's book is his promise to tell you the inside story of the Irish response. This is delivered on ... He has an eye for human details that enrich the book: not only does he bring you into the room at Number 10 when Theresa May and Enda Kenny were engaged in the high-wire dance of working out the post-Brexit reality, but he tells you what they had for dessert ... The first-hand account of the mass mobilisation of Official Ireland's soft and hard power after the result, as negotiations got into gear, is engrossing

    Jack Horgan-Jones, Sunday Business Post
  • It's a brilliant book - very well explained and very accessible - everyone should read it.

    Eamon Dunphy, The Stand
  • A valuable guide through the Brexit labyrinth

    Sunday Business Post Books of the Year