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Fionnan Sheahan: Enda's convivial dinners yet to yield palatable deal

Published 25/06/2011 | 05:00

AFTER the 'Gallic spat' with the French president at his first EU summit as Taoiseach, Enda Kenny brokered an entente cordiale with Nicolas Sarkozy in Brussels.

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Following his "convivial, warm and genial" talk over dinner with the French leader, Kenny is now "more hopeful" of securing a cut in the interest rate on the bailout.

"All I want to say to you is that we had a very convivial discussion last evening. In fact, I found myself sitting beside him so we had an opportunity to have discussions about other matters as well," he said.

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