Friday 30 September 2016

Enda steals Clayton's limelight

Published 28/01/2016 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan TD U2's Adam Clayton during an announcement by the Department of Education & Skills to future ongoing funding of Music Generation, IrelandÄôs National Music Education Programme at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photo: gareth chaney Collins
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan TD U2's Adam Clayton during an announcement by the Department of Education & Skills to future ongoing funding of Music Generation, IrelandÄôs National Music Education Programme at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photo: gareth chaney Collins

Politics may be showbusiness for ugly people, but for one group of school children in Dublin yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny appeared to be even better than the real thing.

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Gracing the red carpet of government buildings, the Robert Redford of Irish politics was joined by U2 rocker Adam Clayton and Minister Jan O'Sullivan to promote Music Generation, a national music education programme for children.

But the bodhrán-wielding youngsters seemed more concerned with getting a selfie with the Fine Gael leader than the white-haired dude wearing two jackets.

While the low-key star slipped across the road to the swish Merrion Hotel for tea, it was the politician who was back on the road with his entourage for the next stop on his nationwide tour.

Irish Independent

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