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Lise Hand: Leaders ready to play nice in hope of getting us off EU naughty step

Published 19/04/2011 | 05:00

WHAT'S the collective noun for a large grouping of ambassadors -- an urbanity of Excellencies, perhaps? A circumspection of consuls? Or a Ps & Qs of plenipotentiaries?

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Whatever the correct term, a logjam of limos with diplomatic plates pulled up one by one outside the Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday morning.

For yesterday was the official start of Operation Plámás, a cunning plan hatched by the Dynamic Duo, Enda and Eamon, to have Ireland released from its unhappy sojourn on the EU's naughty step.

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