Saturday 23 September 2017

It is ungracious not to give Enda Kenny his due - but it's a shame he wasn't a reformer

Taoiseach Enda Kenny leaving the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit at Dublin Castle yesterday. Photo: Barbara Lindberg.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny leaving the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit at Dublin Castle yesterday. Photo: Barbara Lindberg.
Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

The King is dead, long live the King. Whoever he turns out to be. Not long live the Queen, incidentally. Odd, that not one woman appears to be a viable challenger to replace Enda Kenny as taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael.

It remains a contest to be played out between men. This time, a generational shift has happened and the frontrunners are at the younger approach to middle-age.

Fundamentally, however, the beauty parade is the same as always. The choice continues to be narrow.

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