Hugh O'Connell: 'The message was clear - I’m going, but on my own terms'

There were no dates, no timelines, but enough to settle the matter in the short-term

23rd February, 2017
The long goodbye Pic: Collins

Sometimes in politics keeping quiet, biding your time and saying nothing at all until the right moment can be a powerful and effective tool.

Last night at a packed Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, Enda Kenny wielded it to devastating effect. The Taoiseach had remained silent for much of the past week on the issue of his future as those who want him gone or wish to succeed him briefed, counter-briefed and even panicked over...

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