Kenny faces winter of discontent
Anxious backbenchers want to know the Taoiseach's exit strategy by Christmas as the leadership race heats up, writes Philip Ryan
Enda Kenny just spent Christmas with his wife Fionnuala and the kids in the family home in Castlebar.
The hard-working Taoiseach put his feet up for a few days and enjoyed some well-earned downtime in front of the TV after a hectic year in office.
A couple of months earlier he brought the Government back from the brink of collapse after budget talks stalled over differences with Fianna Fail.