Thursday 23 November 2017

Kenny is the past, Coveney the present... Varadkar is the future

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: AP
Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: AP
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

Last February I said that in 12 months, or even 12 weeks, Micheal Martin may look back on the events of that week and say to himself that was the moment he should have pulled the plug.

There was buyer's remorse in Fianna Fail that weekend at having not used revelations of a smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe and the political handling of that controversy by Enda Kenny to collapse the minority government and force an election.

Last week, 13 weeks later, that buyer's remorse was more evident than ever at a special meeting of Fianna Fail's frontbench, which has passed virtually unnoticed in the maelstrom of events that have followed the resignation of Enda Kenny and the contest to succeed him between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney.

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