Enda Kenny can use the rules of diplomacy to Irish advantage

Taoiseach needs to treat Trump with kid gloves; Kenny might try for a deal on ‘undocumented Irish’

5th February, 2017
Enda and Barrack Obama at a previous St Patricks Day meeting in the White House Pic: RollingNews.ie

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern had to deal with a US president who had invaded Iraq and set up the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. His successor Brian Cowen was faced with Obama’s threat to clamp down on US multinationals using Ireland to lower their tax bills.

But no government has had to deal with a maverick like Donald Trump. Some ministers fear that he is capable of immediately harming Irish interests if he is...

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