Orator of the left
Ireland’s foreign minister – and deputy prime minister – Eamon Gilmore.
Appeared in print on 31.01.2013
To observers outside Ireland, it must seem as if Eamon Gilmore is sitting pretty. Ireland’s foreign minister – and deputy prime minister – is basking in the prestige of being in the vanguard of Ireland’s presidency of the European Union’s Council of Ministers. This comes after a year as chairman of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, in which he was praised for his efforts to solve some of Europe’s most intractable conflicts.