Friday 9 December 2016

John Drennan: Honeymoon is over for Teflon Taoiseach Enda

After a bitter election defeat the FG leader should tell us the truth in his fireside chat, writes John Drennan

Published 06/11/2011 | 05:00

It took little more than 10 minutes to dispose of the poor piece of political roadkill. But, even as Fine Gael wrapped the Mitchell presidential campaign in a carpet and dumped it into the nearest political culvert, nothing could disguise the presence of an almost forgotten scent.

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Suddenly, for the first time in a decade, political defeat had wrapped its icy tendrils around Enda.

The referendum defeat may not trouble FG too much, for, like small children, referenda are regularly lost and generally, outside of an initial hullaballoo, nothing too harmful comes of it.

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