Political Review 2016: How a Teflon Taoiseach survived a political earthquake

A succession of big political names fell like dominoes in 2016 - but at the end of it all, Enda Kenny was somehow still standing

23rd December, 2016
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Enda Kenny clung to power in 2016 – but for how long more? Picture: Barry Cronin

It was a year when an Italian prime minister resigned after failing to abolish the equivalent of the Seanad, and when a British prime minister resigned after a referendum campaign did not go his way.

Their French counterpart had to bow out of running in next year’s presidential election after receiving a record low approval rating of 4 per cent from unhappy voters, and the Clinton era in US politics came to an abrupt end....

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