• Taoiseach Enda Kenny was unable to read, or worse, understand the electorate in March 2011. He promised openness in government and accountability in the Dail.
The daily dose of sarcasm in the Dail, from him and his Cabinet, shows their collective immaturity. Mr Kenny imagined Chancellor Merkel would compel the Irish people to behave maturely in their financial affairs, whilst he and his cronies travelled the world.
Ireland urgently requires responsible, mature leadership -- leadership from statesmen and visionaries.