Sunday 22 October 2017

Now Kenny's in spotlight as shadow of Anglo engulfs him

Enda Kenny just had not thought this one through. The Taoiseach's 37 years at Leinster House should have told him everything he needs to know and quite a bit more about the perils of the moral high ground.

But when this newspaper first broke the explosive contents of the Anglo Irish Bank tapes, all of four weeks ago today, the Taoiseach could not resist climbing upon a high moral peak to rain down damning judgments upon his old political adversaries in Fianna Fail. Now it has all come back to bite him and he is the one left explaining and equivocating.

In the Dail on Tuesday afternoon, June 25, the Taoiseach said an Oireachtas inquiry would examine what he called the "axis of collusion" between Fianna Fail and Anglo Irish Bank. It was not Kenny's finest moment and even then it seemed to mar what has been a successful year for him and his Government.

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