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Shatter-proof FG loyalties?

Has Enda Kenny mislaid his political antennae? Alan Shatter has been hugely damaged, yet the Taoiseach stubbornly refuses to cut him adrift, writes Tom McGurk.

30th March, 2014
Can you imagine the political fallout if convicted gangsters were to walk?

Beyond the world of spin-doctors and focus groupies, there is an intuitive quality called political antennae. It's an old fashioned instinct, a wisdom that grows with years in politics, that seat of the pants feeling.

It's the reading of a thousand little signals and signs; a snatch of conversation overheard on the bus; the vagrant tides sweeping across the waves of social media; the wisdom from the bar stool. This feeling in my waters' is...

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