Taoiseach saved FG and the country but spark is gone
Published 14/07/2016 | 02:30
There was a time when Fine Gael saw Enda Kenny as a "fresh face with long political experience" capable of "re-energising" the party.
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.