Lise Hand: Fighting talk but no sign of a scuffle
BY gum. Perhaps all the roaring, digging, and name-calling of the June heave has left Enda Kenny with a taste for a scrap.
Having torn off his neatly pressed blue shirt to reveal the Man of Steel that lurked within when he saw off the rebels during that spot of political handbags, he has obviously decided that he's ready for the Big Fight.
Right at the end of the press conference to close Fine Gael's think-in, Enda suddenly pulled a gauntlet from his sleeve and hurled it in the direction of Brian Cowen (metaphorically, of course, as the Taoiseach would be more likely to be found in the front row of a Brown Thomas fashion show than at a Blueshirt get-together).