If I was our happy clappy Taoiseach I think I would be a little concerned about how I was perceived by the general public. Some of the comments about Enda’s performance at Davos may have been a little over the top, but Eamon Dunphy’s savage critique on the Late Late Show of his competence to deal with the ongoing crisis echoed a lot of lot of sentiments that are expressed to me.
It has taken a while but our Taoiseach, who has been in New York this week selling Ireland as a great little country to do business in, has finally revealed to us what he is really about.
There is something deeply unsettling about what is happening in Greece. Perhaps it is because it represents the cradle of civilisation and the birthplace of democracy.
Within the hallowed corridors of power in the E.U. it is clear that good behaviour is not rewarded. This was stated categorically this week by the European Economic Affairs Commissioner Ollie Rehn when he said that there would be no Greek style discounts on Irish debt.