Enda Kenny's first duty is to protect our democracy
By toying with overtures about coalition, the Taoiseach is playing into Sinn Fein's hands, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards
Look, I realise that Enda Kenny is under great pressure - but his eye is off the most important ball: maintaining intact the Irish democracy in which we rightly showed such pride during last year's commemoration.
It was foolish of him to fall into a Sinn Fein trap set last week by Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams by saying he wasn't ruling out a Fine Gael-Sinn Fein coalition in the future.
As Taoiseach, he well knows how dangerous Sinn Fein still is, and should not be speaking as if it were a normal political party, just because Martin McGuinness has been replaced by Michelle O'Neill, a 40-year-old blonde from Tyrone who never killed anyone.