Friday 9 December 2016

Making a journalistic mountain out of a political molehill

The speculation about Enda Kenny's future is the kind of thing we invent to amuse one another in the silly season

Published 09/08/2015 | 02:30

'To the older members of the Fine Gael front bench, Varadkar (pictured) and Coveney are more like edgy young radicals'
'To the older members of the Fine Gael front bench, Varadkar (pictured) and Coveney are more like edgy young radicals'

We like our little political dramas. Now and then, our politicians and the media create an eruption of amateur theatrics. So, when one of Enda Kenny's underlings made a remark about how long Enda intends to remain leader of Fine Gael, well - we couldn't resist making a fuss.

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It is, after all, the silly season.

The politicians are away on holidays. Even their PR people, advisers and consultants are short of any worthwhile political gossip to feed the media machine.

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