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Enda Kenny's Failure as Taoiseach Apparent This Week?


ger12

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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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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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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
 

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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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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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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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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).
Aw c'mon now, don't be naive. He could put the chief dumbkopf, Hayes in there along with the lately silent Lucind. Roaring Ring would be a great shinguard and a fellow countyman to boot. There are scores of potentially great eejits in that party to assume those august positions.
 

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Looking forward to the FG shill brigade arriving.

Popcorn time...
If you tuck into the popcorn every time someone disagrees with you, you must be massively overweight by now.
 

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Neither of the three lads pose any leadership threat - there'd be some laugh if they tried! Shatter would get only his own vote! A future leadership contender like young Leo or Coveneny would never behave like this, although Leo has grown more cautious after getting into slight trouble earlier on. I wouldn't be surprised if the three old-timers were encouraged to lob the odd hand grenade to make the Taoiseach look good by comparison.
 

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Like a silly trout, you rise to the bait every time.
What bait? Its a silly thread, deserving of silly posts. In that respect, yours fitted the bill quite admirably.
 

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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?

Enda Kenny has failed the people he asked to put their trust in him........he is a total and utter disgrace and should be ashamed of himself.
 

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Enda Kenny has failed the people he asked to put their trust in him........he is a total and utter disgrace and should be ashamed of himself.
Whatever you say.
 

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