Wednesday 22 November 2017

Gene Kerrigan: Let's punch through the wall of cliches

The non-assault of Enda just reminds us how over-rehearsed and anodyne he is, writes Gene Kerrigan

WHEN word first came through, I was still half asleep. It had been a bad night. Worrying about the state of the economy, I was. Sure, you know how it is yourself. Standing in the kitchen, spooning coffee and wondering what fresh terrors the day will bring.

In the background, Morning Ireland was inflicting more bad news on us. Bankers, Syria, bad driving and crap weather. Then, they were telling us what was in the newspapers and as I realised the gravity of what had happened I dropped my spoon, scattering coffee, and said a dirty word.

The Taoiseach had been assaulted.

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