Monday 27 February 2017

John Drennan: Why Lucinda threatens to upset Enda's equilibrium

The Taoiseach is not quite as sanguine about the Reform Alliance as he might appear to be, writes John Drennan

John Drennan

John Drennan

Enda Kenny pictured with Lucinda Creighton in 2012
Enda Kenny pictured with Lucinda Creighton in 2012

When Enda Kenny and his side-kick, Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe, recently warned Lucinda Creighton and the Reform Alliance about the difficulties involved in setting up a new party, they were in the best of company.

Renaissance political scientist Machiavelli wrote that in politics "there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system'' of governance.

Whatever about Machiavelli, the Taoiseach's comments had the opposite impact to what he intended.

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