Monday 20 November 2017

It reflects badly on a leader to be so hands-off as storm rages

Taoiseach Enda Kenny as he tours the area of Carrick-On-Shannon following flooding. Photo: PA
Taoiseach Enda Kenny as he tours the area of Carrick-On-Shannon following flooding. Photo: PA
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

"You're damned if you do, damned if you don't," was the response of one senior Government figure when quizzed over Taoiseach Enda Kenny's remarkable decision to disappear off the radar during the aftermath of Storm Frank.

It is just one of several theories to have surfaced within Coalition circles as a result of Mr Kenny's peculiar response to the events of recent days.

Some within Mr Kenny's own party believe he was ill-advised by his closest aides - a charge that has been levelled on numerous occasions in the past.

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