Thursday 18 January 2018

'If there's a national crisis, a sovereign debt crisis, and Patrick Honohan lifts up the phone at 3am to call the Taoiseach, who do I want to answer that call?'

Enda Kenny was never the best in his political cohort but managed to fight his way to the top, writes Eoin O'Malley

Enda Kenny. Photo: PA Wire
Enda Kenny. Photo: PA Wire

Eoin O'Malley

June 2010 was the turning point. It was the making of Enda Kenny.

Kenny turned up at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party with his career on the line. All the work he had done rebuilding the party could come to naught.

Most of his front bench had come out against him after yet another poll showed that Fine Gael was failing to capitalise on the country's economic collapse.

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