Friday 24 November 2017

Kenny missed open goal in EU premier league

The Taoiseach is unlikely to get another shot at winning a rate cut as good as the one he fluffed back in March, writes Jody Corcoran

France's President Sarkozy and Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Photo: Reuters
France's President Sarkozy and Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Photo: Reuters

Enda Kenny is the most popular politician in the country at the moment when really, if his Government was to do the job it was elected to do, he should be among the most unpopular.

In Europe, meanwhile, he is among the most unpopular, certainly with those who matter, at a time when Ireland needs to be making friends and influencing people.

It is a curious dichotomy which, on the face of it, can adduce a certain admiration for the man: we do enjoy a bit of bloodymindedness with the French and Germans, after all.

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