Wednesday 7 December 2016

It's a game of two heaves for embattled Enda Kenny

Published 15/06/2014 | 02:30

Is Enda Kenny's leadership in trouble?
Is Enda Kenny's leadership in trouble?

SETTLING down to watch Ingerland dramatically struggle to a one-all draw with the Yanks in the World Cup this very weekend four years ago, my mobile phone bleeped.

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"Game on," read the brief message. It wasn't about the football. The cryptic message signalled the Fine Gael leadership heave had begun.

Richard Bruton spoke to Enda Kenny that day and told him he no longer had confidence in him as leader. The decisive incident being a poll showing Fine Gael overtaken by the Labour Party can be viewed now with a large dollop of irony.

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