Race for Aras
Published 12/09/2011 | 05:00
•The 'too much is never enough' gene that mutated most grotesquely into the Celtic Tiger is still rampant at the heart of the political establishment. Fine Gael swept the boards at the last election. Now that Enda has been elected as the new High King, he is looking to conquer new realms.
He recently called for an all-out assault by his fellow Blue Shirts on the office of the presidency at his party's "think-tank". God be with the days when you could have a "meeting". After just six months on the throne, he has already appropriated the Divine Right of Kings.
The Aras is another prize he covets for his trophy cabinet. If it is not too revolutionary a concept to remember -- now that Mr Kenny has gained such dizzying heights of power -- we live in a democracy.