Sunday 19 November 2017

Paddy would like Enda to know that less is no longer more

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

Enda Kenny has had a testing couple of weeks. Fine Gael may not have suffered at the ballot boxes to the extent of the Labour Party, but Enda has now experienced what it is like to be in the white heat of an election campaign from Government buildings. Our international, high-fiving hero has survived a bruising encounter with the voters and a series of epic misadventures by his own Government.

Now he must move on to the next phase of this administration by delivering a robust reshuffle.

When he came into office, his friendly, bright and inoffensive demeanour was a welcome antidote to the style of predecessor Brian Cowen. He had a plan from the troika and we trusted Enda as an honest broker, to implement its plan. Enda stuck to the script.

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