Monday 25 September 2017

Kenny stuck for words on Rio tickets scandal as minister takes charge

Holidaying Taoiseach is happy to let Ross take the heat while Hickey's family demands government help, writes Philip Ryan

‘There is no handbook on how to react when one of your citizens is
arrested in the nip abroad’ Photo: Getty
‘There is no handbook on how to react when one of your citizens is arrested in the nip abroad’ Photo: Getty
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Enda Kenny, who readers will remember is our current Taoiseach, is having a grand old summer holiday. After a tiresome few months at the start of the year, Kenny rang the final Dail bell on July 17 and watched as excited TDs scurried from the chamber back to their constituencies for their annual three-month holiday.

Since then, we haven't heard much from the history-making two-term blue shirt Taoiseach and figurative head of the Fianna Fail-led, sorry, Fine Gael-led minority government.

He spent some time in Killarney, as he regularly does, and came up to Dublin to cheer on Mayo in the GAA Championship. Apart from that, there have been irregular updates on his Twitter profile when Irish Olympians landed medals.

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