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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

Published 05/02/2011 | 05:00

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.

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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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