Sunday 18 February 2018

Maeve Dineen: Kenny's credit madness theory doesn't add up

THERE is a fairly inflexible rule in politics that your domestic reputation usually begins to wane around the same time that your international reputation takes off. It seems that voters begin to get tired of you just as foreigners start paying attention. Looking at Enda Kenny in Davos yesterday, I couldn't help wondering whether he is starting to fall into this trap.

He was doing so well at the swanky Alpine resort until he got up on stage for a discussion on Europe. It is not the sort of environment where Irish leaders traditionally shine.

Fresh from Wednesday's bond swap which eases the pressure on Irish borrowing and seemingly close to a deal to reduce Anglo's bailout costs, Mr Kenny was understandably displaying signs of a little swagger.

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