Thursday 8 December 2016

Kenny must be tempted by an early election after Cameron's victory

The trend across Europe is for electorates to vote to protect economic recovery - now Fine Gael hopes to reap the dividend, says Jody Corcoran

Published 10/05/2015 | 02:30

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny

As Enda Kenny sat at home into Friday morning, watching the UK election results roll in, he must have thought to himself - 'I love it when a plan comes together'.

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The Conservative Party's stunning victory, he would hope, foretells the re-election of Fine Gael here and his personal ambition to be a two-time taoiseach.

While every election has its own dynamic, particularly those in different countries and run under different electoral systems, there remains a certain symmetry between the two lead parties on these islands.

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