Even a lame duck can open important doors
He's a lame duck - but he's our lame duck. Enda Kenny remains our Taoiseach for around another six weeks. That's assuming he intends to stick to his promise and announce a departure date after his return from the United States.
In that time there are important tasks for him to undertake as the leader of the country.
Yesterday, the Taoiseach was in Brussels for an EU summit where he expressed this nation's frustration at the British government's lack of clarity on its future relationship with the EU after Brexit.