To his supporters, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is an underrated politician who deserves more credit for saving Ireland from financial ruin. For his detractors a series of public gaffes — the latest of which have occurred this week — mean his political limitations are rarely far from view.
You might have thought that during his recent visit to the UK, US president Barack Obama was solely concerned with convincing British voters that their country would be far better off remaining in the European Union. However, other issues made it on to the agenda in the discussions between the US president and his UK counterpart, David Cameron.
On September 16, 2002, a group of 19 people, who were born in the Chagos Archipelago, picked up their suitcases from the carousel at Gatwick Airport and, having passed through immigration, walked into the South Terminal.
Western opinion believes almost unanimously that Sunday’s referendum in Crimea was fixed, or at the very least that the result was achieved through intimidation, as vehemently as Russia insists it was a legitimate vote carried out in unquestionable, free circumstances.