Leaders are important in politics.

Who are the candidates for Taoiseach? The leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. But who is the leader of the left?

27th September, 2015
Enda Kenny was elected Taoiseach in 2011

On March 9, 2011, Enda Kenny was elected Taoiseach on a vote of 117 to 27. Last Tuesday, the Dáil voted confidence in him by 94-52. Governing in the age of austerity has exacted a heavy toll.

In the months after the general election, Kenny’s approval ratings were at 53 per cent; last week, an Irish Times poll put them at 31 per cent.

There are obvious reasons for the drastic reduction in Kenny’s majority and his...

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