Thursday 17 August 2017

Greek clouds could have a silver lining for Kenny

Economic storm clouds in 2007 helped re-elect Bertie
Economic storm clouds in 2007 helped re-elect Bertie
John Downing

John Downing

Precisely three years ago to this very day, Enda Kenny emerged in exultant mood after 4.30am from an EU leaders' summit in Brussels. He said he had the "game-changer" on EU help for Irish bank debt.

Pretty well everyone present at the Justus Lipsius building felt the Taoiseach was entitled to gloat just a little.

"To those, the naysayers who say you should be beating the Lambeg drum up and down the streets of Europe, there is another way of getting results and that's what interests me," Mr Kenny said.

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