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Published 02/06/2011 | 05:00

Fine Gael's Environment Minister Phil Hogan speaking to on the steps of Government Buildings earlier this week
Fine Gael's Environment Minister Phil Hogan speaking to on the steps of Government Buildings earlier this week

'PADDY likes to know what the story is." Rather than spending so much time reading Barack Obama's speech from the night of the US presidential election, perhaps Enda Kenny should look back on this quote from his own comments on the night of the 2011 general election results.

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Speaking on the 'Late, Late Show' and addressing a group of Fine Gael supporters in the Burlington Hotel, Kenny made it clear he would be telling it straight as the Irish public demands honesty.

While the US president's speech in Grant Park, Chicago, adorns the wall of Kenny's office in Government Buildings and sections of it famously pop up in his speeches, it's doubtful the Taoiseach's corresponding remarks will be cited by any world leaders as a source of inspiration.

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