Monday 5 December 2016

Kenny's Seanad cronies will have Taoiseach's back

Nominations are far from 'new politics' but Kenny does not care how he is perceived

Published 29/05/2016 | 02:30

Up-and-coming guitarist Bruce Springsteen was in the audience at Croke Park on Friday when Enda Kenny, above, displayed the full range of his talents
Up-and-coming guitarist Bruce Springsteen was in the audience at Croke Park on Friday when Enda Kenny, above, displayed the full range of his talents
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True to form and with great predictability, the Taoiseach has nominated to the Seanad former colleagues and current cronies who will shore up his leadership of Fine Gael for the foreseeable future.

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More than that, however, Enda Kenny's choices betray not just his first and foremost instinct to protect himself, but also his apparent view that this so-called 'new politics' thing is not to be taken too seriously by anybody, least of all by himself.

All of this should lead us to the conclusion that the Taoiseach just does not care any more what others think and say about him.

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