Sunday 4 December 2016

Taoiseach saved FG and the country but spark is gone

Published 14/07/2016 | 02:30

Enda Kenny helped to revitalise Fine Gael Photo: Tony Gavin
Enda Kenny helped to revitalise Fine Gael Photo: Tony Gavin

There was a time when Fine Gael saw Enda Kenny as a "fresh face with long political experience" capable of "re-energising" the party.

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That time was 2001, when the Mayo TD was going head-to-head with Michael Noonan for the leadership.

A lot has happened in the 15 years since the two political heavyweights were at the centre of an internal party battle.

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