Wednesday 17 January 2018

Kenny will have to dig in hard to keep tax rate

Among the many unique features of the 31st Dail is that Taoiseach Enda Kenny faces three formidable leaders of the opposition -- five if you count the rotating persona for the Technical Group.

The signs from yesterday's Leaders' Questions were that Mr Kenny will be able to acquit himself well -- at least until the first serious banana skin arrives in his path. Then we shall be able to make a firmer judgment on this most surprising of politicians.

One worry is that Mr Kenny may be peeling some of those bananas himself. He needs to employ some more subtle political language to prepare an exit path on the issues of corporation tax and bank funding.

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