Saturday 16 December 2017

Kenny's grand Brussels blunder has left us running to stand still

A default will now happen, but we must tackle our budget deficit first, writes Daniel McConnell

Back in March, days after becoming Taoiseach, Enda Kenny made a massive blunder at his first European Council meeting in Brussels. A blunder that will cost the Irish taxpayer many millions.

After three weeks of seeking clarity on this issue, it has been confirmed to me this weekend that at that meeting, a "cocky" Kenny missed a golden opportunity to return home with the much-talked-about interest rate reduction on our bailout package.

At that meeting, the Taoiseach made a plea for fairness in relation to Ireland's case, and that we deserved a rate reduction.

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