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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

Published 12/01/2014 | 02:30

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.

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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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