Sunday 30 April 2017

Can Enda switch off the charm and turn on the toughness?

As the Taoiseach approaches 100 days in office, the critics are asking...

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny

He has been upbeat, breezy and relaxed in his role as Taoiseach. As Enda Kenny approaches his 100th day in office, the opposition has rarely been able to lay a glove on him.

Our economic problems are no less intractable than they were on the afternoon of March 9 when he finally achieved his ambition, but Enda and his spin doctors must be reassured by his popularity.

As one political adviser put it: "The expectations of Enda were low. Once he came into office and did not fall over it was inevitable that the public would be pleasantly surprised.''

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