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IT takes a certain kind of woman to get Enda Kenny all worked up – but the raging redhead in our national parliament knows just what buttons to press.
Even the closest supporters of the Taoiseach would accept moments of high-octane passion are not part of his political life. Usually, no matter what the occasion, he is the embodiment of the low-key response, as he makes a point in that trademark monotone voice of his.
But when backbench troubadour Clare Daly decided to let things rip on Wednesday, the usually taciturn Taoiseach, for a few moments, almost lost the run of himself. She really got to him. He even started finger-wagging in her direction, and there was clear emotion in his voice when he told her she was a "disgrace".