Michel comes on strong with sweet nothings and a cúpla focal

It will take more than Seamus Heaney quotes to get us out of this state of chassis

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
14th May, 2017
Michel Barnier was in Ireland last week

Michel Barnier knows how to play to the gallery.

In the Oireachtas this week, the EU’s Brexit negotiator made a great show of it, even trotting out a few lines of Irish for the locals.

Most likely he was not, when rehearsing his speech and consulting his Gaeilgoirs, informed of the word plámás, but it was clearly at the heart of his efforts.

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