Friday 23 March 2018

Stirrings of hope rest on Kenny defying Merkel

If the Taoiseach caves in to Europe now, it will crush our new national lightness of being, writes Jody Corcoran

A LIGHTNESS in the national mood is becoming apparent, as if a great weight has been lifted, when, in fact, it has not been lifted at all. If anything, the reality is getting heavier.

It would be wrong to tie up this sense of lightness in one man, Enda Kenny, who has made such a remarkable start -- it is just a start -- or in the new Government itself.

I hear people say it all the time, that Kenny is such a refreshing change from his predecessor Brian Cowen, with his outwardly depressive personality, his hangdog, all-pervasive glumness, his inability to connect.

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