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Deputy leader of the Labour party Alan Kelly
Deputy leader of the Labour party Alan Kelly

Twice a week, Enda Kenny's personal mobile phone pings with a text message telling him how many people slept rough on the streets of the capital the previous night.

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Yesterday, the figure was 122, including 21 women. The sender of the unsolicited text doesn't expect or even want a reply, although he sometimes gets one.

On St Patrick's Day (while about to meet Barack Obama in Washington) Mr Kenny became conscious of a lull in the messages and sent one of his own asking for an update.

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