People are saying the bridge is a serious idea, and it has at least captured the interest of leading politicians on both sides of the water.
New forms of fascism are undoubtedly on the rise across Europe, but the majority of Europeans look askance at not only the football hooligans but at the possibility that sentiments similar to the ones they express might have driven the decision to leave the union.
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union could complicate life for Ireland, north and south of the border.
Britain and Ireland both want to prevent the return of a “hard border” around Northern Ireland, but that goal is difficult to square with leaving the European Union.
When it proved necessary to negotiate with the D.U.P to secure their support in the House of Commons, the money tree was found and shaken and over £1 billion of public spending promised to the Six Counties of Northern Ireland.