What’s happening to the house and who’s getting the kids?
There are three stand-out issues in the Brexit divorce. The rights of EU citizens in the UK, the exit bill and, the sticking point, how to stave off a hard border in Ireland. Neither side has a solution.
Frustratingly the issue goes back to the troubles, something most in Dublin and Belfast would rather stay in the 20th Century. Specifically the Good Friday Agreement, its second strand.
A key tenet of the peace process was the the avoidance of a hard border between the North and South and the continued operation of the Common Travel Area – an open border area made up of the UK and Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
The internal borders of the Common Travel Area are subject to minimal controls, if at all, and can usually be crossed without any formal documentation.
That’s why you don’t need a passport, or any ID, for a coach trip from Belfast to Dublin or as you cross the Severn Bridge for the latest instalment of the Six Nations in Cardiff.
Who better to confront the issue than Tony Connelly, Europe Editor for RTE, Ireland’s public broadcaster.
He explained the contentious, at times mystifying, issue of the Irish border, what’s going to happen to Bailey’s and why mum and dad might not reach a harmonious settlement.