Thursday October 29, 2020

Kenny’s big gaffe was in the Dáil, not in Davos

Enda Kenny’s conduct at Davos in January 2012 didn’t impress Browne – but something the Taoiseach subsequently said in the Dáil impressed him even less

30th July, 2017
Enda Kenny and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, prime minister of Denmark, at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012 Pic: Getty

A comment that Taoiseach Enda Kenny made in the Dáil last Tuesday was even more stunning than the airhead “people went mad borrowing” remark, which he made in front of the masters of the universe at Davos.

He told the Dáil: “We will not have ‘defaulter’ written on our foreheads. We will pay our way. We have never looked for a debt writedown, although we want an extension of flexibility from...

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