Monday 22 January 2018

Morgan's native genius spoke truth to power

Economist Morgan Kelly
Economist Morgan Kelly

Shane Ross

ENDA Kenny is basking in an economic lap of honour. Ten days ago Angela Merkel travelled to Dublin to give the Taoiseach Germany's blessing for the Irish recovery.

She was lavish in her praise, pronouncing the bailout a "tremendous success story". Last Tuesday Enda entered Downing Street to receive similar plaudits from David Cameron, when the British Prime Minister prematurely declared that both their economies were now "returning to growth". On Friday, US President Barack Obama heaped cliches on Enda's miraculous powers.

Not a bad catch for Enda: Angela, David and Barak. All three in the bag in a week. The creator of the Irish economy's second coming will soon believe he can walk on water.

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