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What are the issues affecting Ireland and post-Brexit Europe? Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a debate in Dublin with politicians and thinkers.

Ireland is the only EU country with a land border with the UK, and for that reason Brexit could have a profound impact on Eire. Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a lively debate in Dublin, lead entirely by questions from the audience. He is joined by a panel of four to discuss some of the most pressing issues of the day including Brexit, Donald Trump, abortion and getting young people involved in politics.

On the panel are Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection and a Fine Gael TD; Mary Lou McDonald, the Deputy Party Leader for Sinn Fein; Conor Lenihan, a businessman and former Fianna Fail Minister, and Dr JoAnne Mancini, a Senior Lecturer in History at Maynooth University.

(Photo: A young girl waves a green flag with the words Irish Republic. Credit: Getty Images)

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Sun 13 Nov 2016 12:06GMT

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