Saturday 3 December 2016

Britain's woe could also prove to be Kenny's opportunity to hang in for a few more years

Published 05/10/2016 | 02:30

Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats with Gerry King from Co Louth at the recent National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats with Gerry King from Co Louth at the recent National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Enda Kenny OBE - out before Easter? It's what many people in Fine Gael predict will happen. The Taoiseach, however, may privately have a very different view. And, not for the first time, events just might be moving his way - more of which anon.

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The common view in and around Leinster House is that Kenny knows, and accepts, his tenure is drawing to a close and will go at a time of his choosing, sometime next spring.

He's big on landmarks - remember the fuss about being the first Fine Gael Taoiseach to be re-elected. And, by April 19 next year (the Wednesday after Easter Sunday), he will overtake John A Costello by becoming Fine Gael's longest-serving Taoiseach - another notch to the Kenny legacy.

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