Saturday 16 December 2017

Suddenly, Enda has become an unlucky general

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster at the North-South ministerial council in Dublin this week Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster at the North-South ministerial council in Dublin this week Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
John Downing

John Downing

The man who says he wants to be Taoiseach eventually, Leo Varadkar, clung to his Micawberesque belief that "something would turn up".

The week had dealt several tough blows to his boss, Enda Kenny. How could he still claim to have "full confidence" in the man he clearly wants to succeed?

"It's only Thursday. So, I imagine there will be more before the end of the week," the Social Protection Minister offered.

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