Brave Roche reignites Lisbon issue but leadership needed

Irish politics needs proper leadership on Europe.

30th August, 2008

Irish politics needs proper leadership on Europe.

Dick Roche may not have won many plaudits last week, but in the Backroom, there is considerable admiration for a guy prepared to take a hit for the team.

That the government will have to hold a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty is as close to a racing certainty as politics gets. The government may well be looking at the Danish situation post-Maastricht, but that would very...

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