Kenny can still get payback even if Barroso thinks we're ungrateful
THOSE phone calls from Dublin usually came during a lull in a long-running big national scandal which gripped public opinion in Ireland.
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.