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    Default Enda Kenny's Failure as Taoiseach Apparent This Week?

    Three of An Taoiseach's closest allies have had more than their fair share of media headlines over the last two years. Ministers Hogan, Reilly and Shatter have behaved in a most unministerial manner and many believe that each has proved themselves unfit for office.

    Yet they continue to serve, with Enda firmly behind them.

    Has An Taoiseach failed his Fine Gael party and his country by allowing certain Ministers to continue in circumstances where they should have stepped down? Why? Self preservation?

    Surely Enda Kennys leadership has been seriously tarnished this week as yet again he chooses to allow an Irish Minister bring his position and profession into disrepute?
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    The stronger Kenny's defence of ineptitude and corruption, the more inept and corrupt he himself looks.

    FG's 2002 General Election result (which saw the party turn to Kenny) was 22.5%. There's the territory they are now getting in the polls. That gave them, 31 seats out of 166. If things continue as is, FG will be lucky to get 30 out of 158.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    The stronger Kenny's defence of ineptitude and corruption, the more inept and corrupt he himself looks.

    FG's 2002 General Election result (which saw the party turn to Kenny) was 22.5%. There's the territory they are now getting in the polls. That gave them, 31 seats out of 166. If things continue as is, FG will be lucky to get 30 out of 158.
    They will have a tough time retaining their seats in our constituency. Look forward to doing whatever I can to minimise their impact. "Once bitten, twice shy".

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    Kenny is like water - takes the easiest path every time.

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    Looking forward to the FG shill brigade arriving.

    Popcorn time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Three of An Taoiseach's closest allies have had more than their fair share of media headlines over the last two years. Ministers Hogan, Reilly and Shatter have behaved in a most unministerial manner and many believe that each has proved themselves unfit for office.

    Yet they continue to serve, with Enda firmly behind them.

    Has An Taoiseach failed his Fine Gael party and his country by allowing certain Ministers to continue in circumstances where they should have stepped down? Why? Self preservation?

    Surely Enda Kennys leadership has been seriously tarnished this week as yet again he chooses to allow an Irish Minister bring his position and profession into disrepute?
    Especially given his explicit pre election promise to "scorecard" minister

    the most laughable idea yet , that the longest serving TD part of a rural political family dynasty, with little in the way of achievement in a very long and bland career would be the one to reform Irish politics

    Its business as usual with Enda , Strokes , Favours , Gombeenism and lots and lots of well paid Jobs for the boys , girls and connected
    Is there any Incompetence Scandal or Corruption that would actually make the Irish electorate wake up ....It seems not, so screw em

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    As they say about being chased by lions, you don't need to outrun the lion, you just need to outrun your friends.

    So long as the ************************e is being absorbed by others in his cabinet, Kenny stays squeeky clean.

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    Kenny is delighted to have the three guys, three of his strongest supporters in the 2010 leadership heave, serving as excellent buffers between public opprobrium and himself. All leaders need shinguards and elbow guards and no better men than the three stooges to take the heat off the Taoiseach, allowing him to pose as the Statesman, the Chairman, allowing his team to get on with their work. It would be much, much worse if two or all three of them had to resign. Who'd take the flak then? He won't be shy to throw them to the wolves if he really has to but they serve a useful purpose (for now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Three of An Taoiseach's closest allies have had more than their fair share of media headlines over the last two years. Ministers Hogan, Reilly and Shatter have behaved in a most unministerial manner and many believe that each has proved themselves unfit for office.

    Yet they continue to serve, with Enda firmly behind them.

    Has An Taoiseach failed his Fine Gael party and his country by allowing certain Ministers to continue in circumstances where they should have stepped down? Why? Self preservation?

    Surely Enda Kennys leadership has been seriously tarnished this week as yet again he chooses to allow an Irish Minister bring his position and profession into disrepute?
    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    The stronger Kenny's defence of ineptitude and corruption, the more inept and corrupt he himself looks.

    FG's 2002 General Election result (which saw the party turn to Kenny) was 22.5%. There's the territory they are now getting in the polls. That gave them, 31 seats out of 166. If things continue as is, FG will be lucky to get 30 out of 158.
    What corruption are you referring to, TwoSeats?
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