Wednesday 13 December 2017

Dan O'Brien: Kenny the contender could be accidental EU president

Our bailout exit has made the Taoiseach a potential candidate for a European post, writes Dan O'Brien

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny,TD

TONIGHT Enda Kenny will address the nation. He will bask in the national and international glow of leading the country from bailout ignominy. It is a triumph for the Taoiseach and his Government and one that nobody would begrudge him.

But one consequence of all this is that, in just under one year from now, a new Taoiseach may well be settling into Government Buildings.

Change at the top is a real possibility because Enda Kenny is now being spoken of seriously in Europe as a candidate for an EU presidency role next year.

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