Decision time for Enda if Europe comes calling
The tide has turned for the Taoiseach and EU top job is a chance for him to make a dignified exit
ONE of the top regrets of the more astute wing of Bertie Ahern's followers is that, back in the day when Mr Ahern was the uncrowned Charlemagne of Europe, he did not assent to the lascivious invitations to become its president.
Of course, Bertie was far too much of a Drumcondra ward boss to be seduced by the romantic pavilions of Paris when Croker was waiting for you on every given Sunday.
Given that it was 2004 and his main political opponent was Enda, the then Taoiseach understandably believed hard times and the bitter word would never come to his gate.