Offer solutions, not half-baked plans
THIS week's summit was another difficult chapter in the long-running crisis.
It will take all Enda Kenny's fabled optimism to pick himself up this morning after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's very public dismissal of his claims for some sort of compensation for rescuing our banks over the past few years.
Both sides are at fault. Mr Kenny and the Government have, at least in public, repeatedly failed to explain exactly what they want. The endless technical talks have not come up with a concrete plan that can be presented to other European leaders.