Backroom: Irish politicians show little appetite to resist EU power grab

The Skibbereen Eagle famously entered the annals of history when the West Cork publication warned the world that it had its eye "on the Emperor of Russia".

27th January, 2013

The Skibbereen Eagle famously entered the annals of history when the West Cork publication warned the world that it had its eye "on the Emperor of Russia". There's more than a hint of that bombastic provincialism masquerading as worldly-wise vision in Ireland's six-month presidency of the European Union.

So last week we had junior foreign affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton urging a transition to democracy in Mali at a special meeting of EU ministers.

She proclaimed...

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