Kenny supported by one third of FG
Published 09/06/2002 | 00:11
The deep, deep trouble Fine Gael are in is highlighted by the close election of Enda Kenny, says Jerome Reilly.
THE absence of rancour as Enda Kenny was plucked from obscurity to be elected as possibly the last leader of Fine Gael, had much to do with relief among the dwindling band that were not among those culled in the massacre of May 17.
The party remains in deep trauma. In that context, it is hardly surprising that there was little stomach for settling old scores among the TDs and senators left behind. Of course, bitterness and anger remain but the one commodity Fine Gael has in abundance is time for navel-gazing.