John Downing: The week that Enda Kenny showed his true mettle
The Taoiseach knew exactly how to bring discipline to his party.
SOMETIMES politics is not just about business – sometimes it really is personal. Take the story of Enda and Lucinda, for example.
On Thursday night Lucinda Creighton, after casting her vote against her own Government's Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, crossed the Dail chamber and sat down beside the Taoiseach, shook his hand and had a brief chat.
"I wished him luck, I've worked in his department for the past two years, nearly two- and-a-half years, we've had a great relationship," she told reporters a short time later.