Friday 22 September 2017

Enda could regret his Monty Pylon moment as storm gathers at home

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
John Downing

John Downing

ENDA Kenny is around long enough to know that political leaders often get themselves into a whole pile of trouble based on things they say while they're 'out foreign'.

It often has a lot to with a certain 'de-mob happy' feeling which allows them to speak less guardedly. Their handlers and minders will often come back, with that metaphorical media mop and bucket, to tell the world: "What he really meant was ... "

Yesterday, in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, the Taoiseach weighed into the national controversy over plans to erect new electricity pylons carrying overhead power cables across vast scenic tracts of rural Ireland.

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