Thursday 26 April 2018

Nicola Anderson on Fionnuala, the rock upon which Enda built his career

Enda and Fionnuala Kenny at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar on the eve of the 2016 election. Photos: Gerry Mooney
Enda and Fionnuala Kenny at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar on the eve of the 2016 election. Photos: Gerry Mooney
Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

'I certainly never thought that it would ever go anywhere. I mean, it was a little bit of boldness, a little bit of fun. And all of a sudden you realise it's gone beyond that," Fionnuala Kenny once summed up the early days of her relationship with Enda.

Theirs was the unlikely Romeo and Juliet story across the old party line of civil war politics.

She, the loyal Fianna Fáil press secretary who commanded the respect of her boss Charlie Haughey through her shewd efficiency.

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