Thursday 17 August 2017

Taoiseach walks to work every morning 'to meet ordinary people'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD during a jobs announcement by Pivotal at the CHQ Building, IFSC, Dublin Photo: Gareth Chaney Collin
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD during a jobs announcement by Pivotal at the CHQ Building, IFSC, Dublin Photo: Gareth Chaney Collin
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has said he took the decision to walk to work each morning in a bid to connect with the electorate.

Just days after detailing a 20 minute conversation with a homeless man in Merrion Square Park, Mr Kenny told a group of MEPs that he enjoys meeting 'ordinary people' on his way to Government buildings.

Asked what he would do if he was Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Kenny spoke about need to show leadership.

“The first thing we did was take away the State cars from the ministers, take away the police officer and driver, reduce the salaries by 15-20pc,” he said.

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“I walk to work every morning myself. I walk to work, meet the bus men, the taxi drivers, the ordinary people. On the streets, they tell me things that others might not tell me.

"If you are afraid of politics, there is no point being in it.”

Mr Kenny lives a few minutes walk from Government buildings.

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