Tuesday 21 February 2017

Philip Ryan: Kenny will be watching his back until he resigns

No one has been brave enough to challenge his leadership, but distrust is growing within Enda's party

Published 10/04/2016 | 02:30

'Many of the Fine Gaelers you hear on the airwaves talking about the Taoiseach's brave and noble attempt to form a government with Fianna Fail were the first to privately call for his head after the election.' Photo: Arthur Carron
'Many of the Fine Gaelers you hear on the airwaves talking about the Taoiseach's brave and noble attempt to form a government with Fianna Fail were the first to privately call for his head after the election.' Photo: Arthur Carron

Distrust and suspicion are slithering through Irish politics like venomous snakes poisoning everything they touch.

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Paranoia wafts through the corridors of Leinster House, infecting the minds of those who walk them. Those currently engulfed in the relentless negotiations on forming the next government are most vulnerable.

But it is to be expected. Careers are on the line and reputations will be destroyed or made in the coming weeks.

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