Monday 23 October 2017

John Downing: As Enda hits the halfway point, his chances of a second term look bright

WHEN he returned to his native Castlebar for the first time as Taoiseach, Enda Kenny reminded neighbours in the nice suburb of Lightford that the increased garda presence in the area had implications for them.

"So get your driving licences and insurances sorted," he jokingly advised.

Two years ago this very week, Enda Kenny took the helm of a very battered ship of state. The bar was set exceptionally high for somebody rated by many as an insubstantial political figure – something of an unlikely Taoiseach.

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