Wednesday 7 December 2016

Yet another botched job at Priory Hall

Both Enda Kenny and Phil Hogan have been ducking out of their responsibilities, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 22/09/2013 | 05:00

WHAT are we going to do about Phil Hogan, given his performance? We all know we can't do anything about Phil as long as he has the protection of his buddy Enda. What are we going to do about Enda, given his cowardice? Has anyone actually listened to what these two people have been saying in recent days? Their performance would be understandable in a nervous young TD. Kenny has been in the Dail for 38 years, Hogan for 24.

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Never mind whether we agree with them on this issue or that issue – look at the behaviour. A teenager doing an internship, if displaying the qualities of these two, would be quietly taken aside and advised to find another line of work.

Instead, their party looks away – knowing that anyone showing the slightest unease or dissent will be hammered unmercifully. And the media continues to present these two as serious people, not the clowns their recent behaviour shows them to be.

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