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Micheal D’s Swipe Hits Home

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

Last Thursday I was wandering sleepily along the corridors of Heathrow airport at seven o’clock in the morning. I took a brief glance at the newsstand – and woke with a jolt.
The headline on the front page of the Financial Times was tailor-made for passengers on the 7.30am flight to Dublin: “Irish President warns of EU upheaval”.
Good God, I thought, proudly, Michael D has gone global.
And he had. Even Taoiseach Enda Kenny cannot command equal attention from such a prestigious publication. Labour Party leader and Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, hardly merits a footnote on the bottom of page 23. Michael D has hit the big time.

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