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Gene Kerrigan: Let's punch through the wall of cliches

The non-assault of Enda just reminds us how over-rehearsed and anodyne he is, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 08/07/2012 | 05:00

WHEN word first came through, I was still half asleep. It had been a bad night. Worrying about the state of the economy, I was. Sure, you know how it is yourself. Standing in the kitchen, spooning coffee and wondering what fresh terrors the day will bring.

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In the background, Morning Ireland was inflicting more bad news on us. Bankers, Syria, bad driving and crap weather. Then, they were telling us what was in the newspapers and as I realised the gravity of what had happened I dropped my spoon, scattering coffee, and said a dirty word.

The Taoiseach had been assaulted.

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