Saturday 18 November 2017

Kenny must pick team for Ireland

THE noble sentiments emanating from all quarters of the Fine Gael party in the wake of Enda Kenny's confirmation as leader are meaningless if they do not lead to a vibrant, intelligently aggressive opposition capable of ensuring that the Government's fiscal recovery effort will be as stringent as it needs to be.

Mr Kenny is being urged by his supporters to pick the strongest frontbench possible from the array of fine talent available to him, even some of those who had backed the former deputy leader and finance spokesman, Richard Bruton.

It seems likely that he will do so. After all, if Mr Kenny demonstrated anything, as he fought off the challenge to his leadership, it was that he is no fool when it comes to political infighting on his home turf.

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