Monday 23 January 2017

Doing the right thing and taking a stance is still the wrong thing to do in politics

Published 29/12/2015 | 02:30

'Kenny’s style of leadership brings to mind the old Disraeli quote: 'I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?''
'Kenny’s style of leadership brings to mind the old Disraeli quote: 'I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?''

Two Fine Gael TDs in the news; two very different stories; two perfect examples of how we don't value genuine political leadership.

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Enda Kenny was outsourcing a particularly thorny issue by promising within six months to set up a so-called 'citizens' assembly' to examine the issue of abortion.

Kenny is on course to become the first Fine Gael Taoiseach to be re-elected to the office.

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