Enda meets Kelly Petit during canvassing for Meath East by-election outside the Bank of Ireland in Ashbourne, Co Meath, on March 25.
Enda, now joined by – then Fine Gael candidate now TD- Helen McEntee, hears Kelly is on her way inside to apply for a mortgage.
“Don’t worry. I’ll go in and put in a good word,” chirrups Enda.
“Could you sort this lady out with a mortgage?” Enda asks the bank’s kind-looking home loans officer.
“Are you sure this is going to work,” asks Kelly quizzically.
“I’m the taoiseach.” Enda exclaims. “I do this for a living.”
Two weeks later…
This morning’s Irish Star.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)