Tuesday 12 December 2017

No way to run a country but sure it's all 'irrelevant'

The Taoiseach didn't seem to grasp the significance of the situation while in Brexit mode, writes Kevin Doyle

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: Gerry Mooney
Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photo: Gerry Mooney
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

It's all "utterly irrelevant" retorted a stunned looking statesman sharing a podium with the Polish prime minister.

Enda Kenny could see no link between the Sexton-style kicking of the can down the road and efforts to prolong the lifetime of his shaky government. But as the cameras flashed in the hope of capturing any angst on his face, it was Kenny's voice that betrayed his annoyance.

Just as Leo Varadkar has complained that he's waiting to be asked if his bowel movements are part of a leadership plan, the Taoiseasch is probably tired of being asked whether every decision he takes is about self-preservation.

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