There is much commentry about the lack of leadership within both the government and Fine Gael right now. But what makes a 'good' leader?
I got to thinking about leaders I would admire as such in Irish politics and came up with the following list. In doing so, I only went back as far as the 70's. I do not necessarily admire their causes or politics - some I detest - but I believe they had leadership qualities in that they were focussed, articulate, projected a sense of substance, commanded the support of (at least) their followers and were certainly noticed.
In no particular order, these are who I consider to be/have been leaders:
Charles J. Haughey
I have no FG leaders in there. John Bruton would be the closest to making it in my opinion though I was an admirer of FitzGerald.
Remember, these are not necessarily representative of my political leanings.