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John Drennan: Understanding the inscrutable nature of Mr Kenny

Published 01/07/2012 | 05:00

It is doubtful too many European diplomats, even of Irish extraction, have ever heard of a small midlands village called Cloneygowan. Yet a pre-2007 election function at the village provided a vignette that comes closest to defining the strange, and still inscrutable, nature of Enda Kenny.

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Few Irish politicians oscillate quite so violently when it comes to the great rooster/ feather duster debate that accompanies all politicians.

Mr Kenny is certainly one of life's roosters after this week, but it is as inevitable as rain in an Irish summer that before the year is out he will be hanging around with the feather dusters, as even his own party casts desiring eyes at Leo the unmanageable, that nice Simon Coveney or even young Master Hayes.

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