Sunday 17 December 2017

Leadership saga is a distraction too far

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses staff at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. Photo: PA
Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses staff at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. Photo: PA
Editorial

Editorial

Did he get carried away by all the attention in Washington?

Just 24 hours after being labelled as a good friend by US President Donald Trump, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has his eyes on sticking around for a while longer.

Mr Kenny is now suggesting he will stall the forthcoming Fine Gael leadership race until he can deal with the "immediate priorities" of Northern Ireland and Brexit.

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