Wednesday February 26, 2020

Stumbling to succeed

In an entirely changed political landscape, the government swallowed its promises and ploughed grimly on, its burden lifted for a time by the euphoria of the royal and presidential visits

11th June, 2011

Exuding confidence and radiating energy and purpose, Enda Kenny became Taoiseach On March 9,confounding a million predictions, inside his party and out.

The achievement of his quiet but inextinguishable ambition came after a general election campaign the outcome of which was in doubt in only one respect: whether Fine Gael would govern alone, or with the support of the Labour Party.

Fine Gael ruthlessly and relentlessly prosecuted a juggernaut of a campaign, but faltered in...

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