Tuesday 23 January 2018

Gene Kerrigan: Enda clings on, while Leo and Simon try on various costumes to impress the punters

The times are dangerous, but the leading political parties play the same old games, writes Gene Kerrigan

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

These days, to be an intelligent supporter of Fine Gael is to experience a high degree of embarrassment. The level of political competence, whether among the old heads or the new, ranges from the comic to the farcical.

(We'll get to their Fianna Fail partners in a minute.)

This time last year, the media rushed to help brush the Noonan follies under the budgetary carpet.

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