Saturday 16 December 2017

Handling of McCabe questions at Cabinet points to dysfunction within Government

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: Gerry Mooney
Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: Gerry Mooney


A couple of weeks back Taoiseach Enda Kenny allowed two media cycles to go by before he clarified his position on going into government with Sinn Féin.

The Taoiseach had dropped the ball by opening the door to Sinn Féin in light of its change of position on not having to be the majority party in an administration.

After a backlash within his own party, Mr Kenny eventually issued an embarrassing apology. Why it took so long can be put down to a combination of naivety and belligerence. Everybody else, bar the Taoiseach and his handlers, could see the matter could have been cleaned up a lot sooner.

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