Mr O'Toole is well-known as a rabid lefty here in Ireland, but I suppose when even he is questioning Ireland's lily-livered kow-towing to Brussels, that must be a good sign. It probably goes back to one of your previous points, Dr North, about this not being about Right vs Left, but Up vs Down.
And by the way, the Irish Times has been leading the charge on de-carbonisation, with endless editorials and opinion pieces about the supposed dangers of AGW. They also famously had an editorial after Lisbon Mk 1 was rejected, which said something like "have the Irish people lost their minds". They have long since crossed the line between reporting the news and driving it. They seem themselves as a 'player'. So beware!
Yes, but the irony had not escaped me. When we get the Irish Times proferring anti-EU propaganda, things have really changed.