Thursday 22 February 2018

Fionnan Sheahan: Enda Kenny's great gamble

Gentle hints at a clean exit from the bailout turned into a decision which earned the support of our European partners and the markets, writes Fionnan Sheahan

Surrounded by party members, Enda Kenny speaks to the media at the Fine Gael National Conference last month
Surrounded by party members, Enda Kenny speaks to the media at the Fine Gael National Conference last month
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

HIS speech was being partially drowned out by a protest outside. But Enda Kenny's words were still clearly heard right across Europe.

The Taoiseach's keynote address to the Fine Gael national conference at the South Court Hotel a month ago was the first signal of a clean exit.

During the speech, pro-life protesters could be clearly heard in the auditorium.

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