Tag Archives: ireland

The Irish Presidency: Priorities and Pitfalls

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By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, Brussels Back in June 2004 Bertie Ahern was showered in adulation by his European counterparts. Ireland had just successfully negotiated the mammoth EU Constitution using its storied negotiating skills to reconcile vastly conflicting agendas – … Continue reading

Money Talks

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By RTÉ Europe Correspondent Paul Cunningham It’s budget time in Brussels – drafting a trillion euro financial plan for the years 2014 to 2020. EU leaders want agreement by November, and so decision time looms. The EU budget is of … Continue reading

Spanish budget may offer bailout clues

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By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Madrid Now that the Spanish budget has been presented we should know more about when the government of Mariano Rajoy will move into full bailout mode. The centre-right prime minister has delayed long and … Continue reading

Stuttgart seeking Ireland’s IT talent

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By Tony Connelly, RTE Europe Editor, in Stuttgart Stuttgart may live long in Irish folklore as the place where, in 1988, a certain Ray Houghton put the ball in the English net, but could it become the Promised Land for … Continue reading