Wednesday 22 February 2017

Kenny, the lion of the desert, has turned into a lamb

The pylon row has seen him flip-flop over a big decision, writes Fionnan Sheahan

Published 30/01/2014 | 02:30

Pat Rabbitte and Enda Kenny
Pat Rabbitte and Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny must have bought a pair of flip-flops on his way home from the Gulf at the start of the month.

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During his trade mission to Saudi Arabia, Mr Kenny was a lion of the desert in defending the Government's approach to pylons.

He linked the €3.2bn upgrade of the power network to youth emigration, by warning of the consequences of not providing the power infrastructure that was needed.

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