Thursday 17 August 2017

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

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

John Downing

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.

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