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Enda Kenny the 'Father Trendy' of Fine Gael

The Taoiseach's popularity is an anxious construct that is beginning to crumble

Published 01/06/2014 | 02:30

Enda Kenny and Dermot Morgan as Fr Trendy. Photos: Tom Burke/RTE Stills Library
Enda Kenny and Dermot Morgan as Fr Trendy. Photos: Tom Burke/RTE Stills Library

It might have been the week where Labour's Grumpy Old Men quivered like rabbits that have just heard the sleek rustle of the ferret in the burrow.

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But, as Labour's lost Mrs Doubtfire exited stage left, a new question as to whether once Mr Gilmore and the rest of the Grumpy Old Men depart, 'Dear Leader' Enda might be next, has entered the political ether.

It is perhaps all too symptomatic of the problems Enda is facing that a Seventies' comedic character provides us with the best indication of his woes.

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