Kenny and Martin must show leadership
The news that Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny will finally speak to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, may not be the end; but hopefully after five weeks in limbo we are nearing the beginning of the end, in the talks about talks, on forming a government.
The protracted process was reaching farcical proportions. The more it drags on, the more damage is done to the dignity and integrity of the democratic process. And given the problems we face we can scarcely allow matters to descend to the level of a debate on who'll be the monkey, or who'll be the organ grinder.
Churchill liked to chide the Americans in saying that they tend to do the right thing when all other possibilities have been exhausted.