Tuesday 23 January 2018

Kenny must be tempted by an early election after Cameron's victory

The trend across Europe is for electorates to vote to protect economic recovery - now Fine Gael hopes to reap the dividend, says Jody Corcoran

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

As Enda Kenny sat at home into Friday morning, watching the UK election results roll in, he must have thought to himself - 'I love it when a plan comes together'.

The Conservative Party's stunning victory, he would hope, foretells the re-election of Fine Gael here and his personal ambition to be a two-time taoiseach.

While every election has its own dynamic, particularly those in different countries and run under different electoral systems, there remains a certain symmetry between the two lead parties on these islands.

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