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Kenny can still get payback even if Barroso thinks we're ungrateful

Published 23/12/2013 | 02:30

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso shakes hands with Enda Kenny
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso shakes hands with Enda Kenny

THOSE phone calls from Dublin usually came during a lull in a long-running big national scandal which gripped public opinion in Ireland.

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Over a decade spent reporting EU affairs from Brussels for this newspaper through the 1990s, I got them about half a dozen times in total.

"Can you do a piece about what they think of us over there. How all this carry-on looks from the outside?" was the gist of the requests.

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