Fionnan Sheahan writing in today's Indo reports that Enda Kenny doesn't trust his backbenchers and feels he is falling out of favour with enough of them to get him worried. So he wants to hire someone to listen to their complaints on his behalf, and perhaps salve bruised egos after a reshuffle.
Kenny wants political director to 'babysit' his high-maintenance TDs - Independent.ie
Actually, I'm not sure if that is what the article says. I only scanned and checked out the comments on another site. But anyway, Fionnan Sheahan, who has (of course) no interest in destabilising the Fine Gael front bench, is writing something about Kenny, in which an unnamed source uses intemperate language about the dear leader's plans. So brave.