Tuesday 21 November 2017

Enda's Fianna Fail streak could make him great

The Taoiseach's razor-sharp instinct and brilliance at pure politics lifts him above the mundanity of Fine Gael, writes Jody Corcoran

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

WHEN the noise from the Mardi Gras that is the local and European elections eventually subsides, we will finally get down to the only questions that matter – who will be the next Taoiseach, and who will form the next Government?

At Paddy Power, for those who care to know – about 60 per cent of voters – they are giving evens on a Fine Gael-Fianna Fail coalition Government, which is what the flipside of the opinion polls is also saying.

The local and European elections are relevant only insofar as they will reveal an insight into the membership of the next Seanad Eireann, the existence of which will turn out to be one of two thorns in the side of Enda Kenny, after he wins an historic second successive term for Fine Gael.

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