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Gilmore makes 'Who's Who' but where's Kenny?

Dick Barton

Published 03/12/2012 | 05:00

TANAISTE Eamon Gilmore (pictured below) is among the 1,000 new names in the 2013 edition of the world-famous book, 'Who's Who', which is published today.

But, mysteriously, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is still not in the book.

Inclusion in 'Who's Who' – which contains potted biographies of 33,000 of the world's most famous and most talented people – is by invitation only, so this is an accolade for Mr Gilmore and all the others making their debut in the 2013 edition.

Although publishers A & C Black never explain their selection process, it is unlikely that they have snubbed Mr Kenny, especially after inviting former taoisigh Albert Reynolds, Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen to appear in the book.

However, it remained unclear last night whether Mr Kenny has yet to receive an invitation, or did receive one and turned it down.

Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness both accepted invitations to appear in 'Who's Who'.

The only other current Government minister in 'Who's Who' is Ruairi Quinn.

The 2013 edition of 'Who's Who' is published by A & C Black at £235. (€290)

Irish Independent

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