Wednesday 28 June 2017

Kenny wants to stay on: is anyone going to stop him?

Picture credit; Damien Eagers
Picture credit; Damien Eagers
Editorial

Editorial

Possession is nine-tenths of the law. And Taoiseach Enda Kenny is intent on keeping hold of the reins of power. Kenny raised eyebrows yesterday when he signalled his intention to cling on for another two years. It was the first time details of an exit strategy have been revealed since he announced he won't be leading the party into the next general election.

During a private session at the Fine Gael think-in, Kenny told a private meeting he was only months into his second term: "And I have no intention of going anywhere."

Kenny claims he has his "mojo back". Where it was gone all this time is not entirely clear. He says he didn't "enjoy the election". Neither did the Fine Gael TDs who lost their seats as a result of his inept performance and inadequate management of the party's campaign.

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