Wednesday 7 December 2016

Public have a right to see history being made

Published 12/03/2016 | 02:30

Dáil ushers carry the ballot box containing votes for the new Ceann Comhairle past portraits of former taoisigh in Dáil Éireann. Photo: Maxwell's
Dáil ushers carry the ballot box containing votes for the new Ceann Comhairle past portraits of former taoisigh in Dáil Éireann. Photo: Maxwell's

He started out the week accused of being a political corpse. He ended it as a political sulk.

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There was something of the night about Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny's decision to creep out of Government Buildings under cover of darkness on Thursday night and sneak into Áras an Uachtaráin to resign after he failed to put a government together.

From a seemingly unassailable position just six weeks ago, it's quite the turn of events. He was supposed to be the first Fine Gael leader ever returned to power after consecutive elections.

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