Friday 18 August 2017

Let's not forget just why Kenny won this election

'Irish Independent' columnist Bruce Arnold with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a dinner in Dublin Castle this week hosted
by the National Newspapers of Ireland. Photo: ARTHUR CARRON/COLLINS
'Irish Independent' columnist Bruce Arnold with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a dinner in Dublin Castle this week hosted by the National Newspapers of Ireland. Photo: ARTHUR CARRON/COLLINS

No Government, having achieved power with a mandate as powerful as the one that placed Enda Kenny at the head of the present coalition, has had as difficult a start as he did.

The first month in office has been appallingly difficult.

The instant confrontations with Europe, the brush-off by the European Central Bank, the haughty inflexibility of a despicable crowd of Brussels bureaucrats -- who are significantly part of Ireland's chaos -- together with the understandable expectation of instant change by the people, has rendered these early days memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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