Friday 24 November 2017

John Drennan: Emperor Enda lords it over ailing Eamon

Far from quashing the rumours, the Tanaiste has proven how he's lost his sure political touch, writes John Drennan

IT is never easy being the spectre at the never-ending feast but that was the unfortunate space Eamon Gilmore found himself in last week.

Fine Gael and Labour may have been savouring the political equivalent of Paddy Kavanagh's 'enchanted way' but the unfortunate state of Gilmore was epitomised by the wasps that buzzed around his stately persona outside the Mount Wolseley Golf and Country Club during Labour's think-in in Carlow.

When you gaze across at the helicopter pad, it's clear that Labour has come up in the world from the bad old days of draughty gatherings in three-star road-houses where the politicians were outnumbered by the hacks.

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