Ireland, Britain and Europe

Dec 19, 2012, 10:32 PM

Back in December last year, David Cameron exercised the #UK's veto at a #Brussels summit; his party was delighted, #Europe was stunned. Was it the beginning of the end for #Britain's engagement with the EU? Tonight we go to #Ireland, where the possibility of a British departure is widely seen as deeply worrying. The two countries are inextricably linked at European level - they share similar economic models and have common interests on issues like finance and trade. As Ruth McDonald reports from #Dublin, Ireland wants to make sure that the UK does not drift off into Europe's sidelines: