Thursday October 22, 2020

EU presidency gives us golden opportunity

The presidency of the EU gives Ireland the chance to get a deal on debt, so let's hope this government doesn't miss another bite at the cherry, writes David McWilliams.

9th December, 2012
'The one thing we need to appreciate, which runs counter to much of the received wisdom right now, is that Germany is not strong.'

Driving past the RDS last week, as the city played host to bigwig foreign ministers, gave me a feel of what Dublin is going to look like for the next six months. The place was, to use the new terminology, 'locked down', as is now necessary when someone as important as Hillary Clinton rocks into town.

Get used to it, because Ireland will take over the EU presidency on January 1, and Dublin will be...

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