Cunning Kenny must also be astute in a precarious new political world
The Government has survived its first two weeks in power, but the Taoiseach must steer the ship carefully
Enda Kenny went to Washington last week, possibly as a small reward for having put together a government against the odds. He could have basked in the glories of Washington for his government's political honeymoon, but as honeymoons go this was a wet weekend in Wexford.
That might be because this feels like a hastily arranged second marriage. We aren't inclined to be generous. And for Fine Gael, the ex-partner - Labour - having its own difficulties adjusting to single life, is lashing out.
It is blaming Fine Gael for many things, and claiming that Fine Gael had a 'privatisation agenda' for Irish Water which it had blocked.