Greece is the word as last-gasp haggling tops the EU summit agenda
Published 11/06/2015 | 02:30
It's almost seven years to the day (and many of those days were very grim indeed) since Taoiseach Brian Cowen was obliged to do a political 'Walk of Shame' into an EU summit.
It was June 19, 2008, and the Irish had just roundly rejected the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, a move which rapidly demoted us from the status of eurozone wunderkind straight onto the 'Euro Naughty Step'.
And that was just the start of our economic Ice Age - a period where the beady-eyed EU overlords chucked us in the same Hell-bound handcart as Portugal, Greece and Spain, a quartet of banjaxed PIGS.