Thursday 21 September 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: How Taoiseach became an accidental liberal

Enda Kenny a liberal. Who knew? Over his lengthy career, the Taoiseach displayed middle-of-the-road conservative tendencies.

Since coming to power, he has dismantled the relationship between church and State, introduced abortion legislation and is now supporting gay marriage.

Kenny might not have pioneered these reforms but he is certainly embracing them with gusto, dragging his reluctant party and its support base along with him.

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