Thursday 22 February 2018

John Drennan: Wanted - Irish premier, clear strategy a must

The political court of Enda Kenny, with his presidential style, is rapidly crumbling, writes John Drennan

In a measure of how the political climate is changing, the view of the philosophical donkey, Eeyore, that the strange thing about accidents is that you never know you're going to have one until it is happening, has become this Government's central template.

And though he has managed to steer clear of most of the pot-holes, the times are a changing particularly for a Taoiseach who is going to have to redefine his political style, and soon, if he wishes to retain his current pre-eminence.

In truth, Mr Kenny's preference for a laissez-faire presidential form of governance was always slightly at odds with the Government's self-defined image of being a war-time cabinet.

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