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Enda takes a tumble but vows not to fall short of party's goals

Published 01/03/2014 | 02:30

IT'S all about timing, is politics. Having negotiated all sorts of political stumbling-blocks in recent weeks, the Taoiseach almost took a literal stumble of his own as he took centre-stage at the curtain-raiser of his party's Ard Fheis last night.

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Just before 8pm, Enda bustled towards the stage of the hall to deliver his opening address – but his entrance could've ended up more spectacular than he intended, as he almost came a cropper in front of his audience by stumbling twice en route to the podium.

"You have to watch your step around here," he quipped cheerfully, before launching into a speech which was serious rather than upbeat, and dwelt at length on health-related matters.

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