What Enda and Joan do next must restore confidence to a weary public
IT IS the worst-kept secret at Leinster House that Joan's people have been talking to Enda's people as we begin a very busy week in Irish politics.
At tea-time next Friday, we expect a new leader of the Labour Party and de facto Tanaiste to be named. Tomorrow week, we expect that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will unveil his newlook government team.
And sometime soon – perhaps before, during or shortly after these developments – we expect to know the name of Ireland's new EU Commissioner.