Sunday 18 February 2018

Maybe we're creating a virtue out of necessity but Kenny might just make it as Taoiseach

It's not easy asking someone about their perceived lack of intellect and how people worry they don't have the smarts for the job of Taoiseach, but Enda Kenny doesn't appear to take umbrage.

During an on-the-canvass chat this week, the Mayoman makes the valid point that having someone with a remarkable intellect in charge of Ireland didn't do much for our fortunes in recent years. "I've seen it all come and go since Liam Cosgrave. I saw Brian Cowen come in and heard all the talk about a 'towering intellect' and then I saw him implode."

Anyway, he says, the way things are at the moment, the job of Taoiseach would be "beyond the capacity of one person" and his skills lie, he says, in putting a team together, giving people specific areas of responsibility and letting them get on with it.

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