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Ireland will only have role in Biden’s new EU relationship by pushing hard to get space

John Downing


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New deal: US President Joe Biden signs an executive order in the Oval Office yesterday. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

New deal: US President Joe Biden signs an executive order in the Oval Office yesterday. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

New deal: US President Joe Biden signs an executive order in the Oval Office yesterday. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The “bad guy” Trump is gone and his successor Joe Biden wants a grown-up relationship with the European Union based on real engagement and co-operation.

Ireland does enjoy some very privileged access to the White House of “the most Irish US President since John Fitzgerald Kennedy”. So, Dublin could be the US-EU bridge, Europe’s Washington door-opener, and suddenly at one bound we are the people who can help make everyone happy on both sides of the Atlantic.


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