Jody Corcoran: Kenny remains the stumbling block to his own re-election as Taoiseach
Old habits die hard in Fine Gael - spin, not substance, is at the root of the Irish Water issue, writes Jody Corcoran
If Enda Kenny wants to be re-elected as Taoiseach he needs to do a deal on Irish Water and water charges and, after that, if he wants to remain as Taoiseach for a reasonable period of time he also needs to fundamentally change the way he does business.
Since the election, Fine Gael, under the continued - by a thread - leadership of Kenny, has talked the talk about learning the lessons of the election but has failed to show that is really the case.
It may be Kenny has come to acknowledge that Fine Gael's pitch to the electorate was all wrong - but that is not the issue. The issue is how he does business.