Sunday 17 December 2017

While the party talks of his departure, Kenny thinks of next move

'To the dismay of some and the comfort of others in the Fine Gael family, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is signalling that he is settling in for a longer stay.' Picture credit; Damien Eagers
'To the dismay of some and the comfort of others in the Fine Gael family, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is signalling that he is settling in for a longer stay.' Picture credit; Damien Eagers
John Downing

John Downing

Was that hefty banging emanating from the conference room of the Keadeen Hotel really the sound of Enda Kenny nailing himself into the leader's chair?

It just might have been. To the dismay of some and the comfort of others in the Fine Gael family, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is signalling that he is settling in for a longer stay.

As the Fine Gael crew gathered in Newbridge yesterday there was a deal of talk about the maverick doings of Independent junior minister John Halligan. By now, many on the Fine Gael backbenches have a soft spot for the Waterford battler... right in the heart of the Bog of Allen, which is just a brisk walk from this conference centre.

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