Saturday 24 March 2018

Taoiseach deserves credit for triumphs

• Ireland could play it cool on clearing that €64bn over 20 years. The deal is not carved in stone, the future's not ours to see and nothing is more natural than change.

Last Saturday morning, as I glimpsed the Irish Independent front page headline on a news stand -- "Germans make Kenny return empty handed" -- a soft voice brushed over my shoulder: "They're only a Punch and Judy Show -- a pity Dev is not around still," it said.

Could there be a flourish of truth in the remark, I thought? After all, it was the 20th summit to address the eurozone crisis in less than two years.

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