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‘It’s all left or right now’

Posted on by David Davin-Power

A chance encounter on a Leinster House corridor last week should have alerted me; chatting to Michael Noonan about the water charge u-turn, the Finance Minister suggested that the steam was going out of the issue, but that the controversy … Continue reading

Lowering Expectations and Rising Tensions: the Informal EU Summit

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, RTE Europe Editor, in Brussels The verdict from the markets on the May 23 informal summit in Brussels is already clear. The euro slumped to a 22 month low against the dollar, investors flooded into the safe … Continue reading

What can the EU summit deliver?

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, RTE Europe Editor, in Brussels EU officials are playing down expectations of any major decisions at the Informal Summit in Brussels, but there is plenty of scope for an unprecedented clash on the kinds of solutions the … Continue reading

Ireland’s star still ascendent in Davos despite Taoiseach’s remarks

Posted on by Tony Connelly

  By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Davos Despite the furore at home, Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s remarks that “people went mad borrowing” barely raised an eyebrow in Davos. The Congress Hall in the main Davos Congress Centre was about a … Continue reading

Taoiseach hopes to leverage fragile goodwill on official visit to Berlin

Posted on by Tony Connelly

By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor Taoiseach Enda Kenny and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are bound up in an unlikely symbiosis.  The Irish government needs to stay on the right side of Germany for vital political support at a time of … Continue reading