Saturday 29 April 2017

Fionnuala Kenny -- Enda's secret weapon

Gemma O'Doherty profiles the very private wife of the Fine Gael leader as he sets his sights on power

Gemma O'Doherty

She has no desire to be Michelle Obama Part II and you're unlikely to see her jetting over for tea in Number 10 with Sam Cam. It's a pity really, because Fionnuala Kenny is just the sort of woman who could work wonders for Ireland's bedraggled reputation on the international stage.

Put her in a room with Nicolas Sarkozy and watch him swoon at her flawless French -- and maybe think twice before taking another swipe at our corporation tax.

Send her out to bat for us in Brussels and her sharp no-nonsense approach to business might just help to whack a few percentage points off those dreaded interest rates.

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