Kenny speech marks final break between Church and State
Published 21/07/2011 | 05:00
NOBODY saw it coming. No one. It was the second-last day of a long, hectic, relentless Dail year. Everyone in Leinster House was battle-weary from the helter-skelter months of turbulence and seismic change. Everyone had one eye on the blue holiday horizon.
Moreover, it was lunchtime in Leinster House and a break in the Dail business was scheduled before statements into the Cloyne Report would begin.
A lot of the denizens of the House were in the canteen or member's restaurant or were at their desks, casually monitoring the packed Dail schedule on the live television feed.