Kenny gaffe a sad return to old ways
Published 11/07/2011 | 05:00
DURING the general election campaign, Enda Kenny made a commitment to retain the accident and emergency services in Roscommon County Hospital. The promise was unwise. It has not been honoured and will not be honoured.
Once he became Taoiseach, Mr Kenny should have admitted that, and apologised for pledging something he could not deliver. Instead, in a radio interview on Saturday he denied that he had made the commitment.
His faulty memory was exposed by the disclosure of a tape recording, made by a 'Sunday Business Post' reporter, which proved beyond question that in February he had indeed given the specific promise which he denied in July. Yesterday he was forced to issue a retraction and an explanation -- of sorts.