Tuesday 20 February 2018

John Drennan: And now for Noonan's next trick: a debt relief deal

John Drennan

John Drennan

But the Coalition's conjurers should note: Paddy will be a tough audience to please

We are in an intriguing place when the European Parliament president, Germany's Martin Schulz, tells the 'Dear Leader' Enda Kenny, to make an assertive case for Irish debt relief in Davos.

In fairness, the curious Mr Schulz, who apparently is important in a minor way within the European maze of bureaucrats and utterly unimportant in Germany (which presumably is why he is the president of the EU parliament) meant well when he said Ireland should stand up for itself and not decide its fate by thinking about what pleases Berlin.

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