Saturday 25 February 2017

Eamon Delaney: It's time to park the self-pity and be proud of our six-month stint in EU spotlight

THERE is no doubt that Ireland's latest presidency of the EU, which runs for the next six months, comes at an awkward and distracted period for us as a country, with the Government and officials up to their eyes in dealing with cutbacks and getting the country out of bailout territory.

Nevertheless, it is a very important honour and stewardship and we should respect it.

We should not groan about the VIP traffic hold-ups and the big dinners and how there's "nothing in it for us".

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