The US Ambassador to Ireland, Clare Cronin (2nd from L), and her family after she presented her credentials to Irish President Michael O’Higgins (L)
Alongside my analysis, “Is Ireland Breaking Up With The US?“, I spoke with Dublin NewsTalk on Thursday about whether it is time for the Irish to move past a primary — and even dependent — relationship with the Americans.
I absolutely looked at the United States as the place where I wanted to be, the place I dreamed to live in one day.
I don’t think that’s true for the younger generations in Ireland today. America has changed. The sense of promise that it once held out to the world, the sense that it would stand fast as a redemptive leader for the West and for freedom — a lot of that has gone away.
There’s a lot of uncertainty now.