Friday June 5, 2020

Pat Leahy: This election will see the last shuffle of a gerontocracy

We are on the cusp of a generational change among our political leaders according to Pat Leahy

8th November, 2015
Taoiseach Enda Kenny

This week’s 40th anniversary of Enda Kenny’s election to the Dáil – marked by a long read inside the paper today – points to the extent to which Irish political leadership is something of a gerontocracy. But that will soon change as a new generation takes over all the main parties.

Kenny’s youthful air disguises his pensionable years. But he is 65 next year, and he has already said...

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