Enda Has Met A Man

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Castlebar earlier today to lay the foundation stone for a new swimming pool

Again.

Independent.ie reports:

Mr Kenny was speaking in Castlebar where he insisted he would only step down as Taoiseach prior to the next election.

“I’ve always said that my intention would be to serve the full term but not to lead the party into the next general election.

The Taoiseach said he was recently stopped on the street by a man who thanked him “for volunteering to run our country.”

Mr Kenny said the man had expressed his astonishment that so many people who put their names forward to be elected to Dáil Eireann do not want to have anything to do with Government and do not want to have anything to do with making decisions.

“So that’s why the responsibility is on me as leader of the largest party to put together a Government that is now in situ with the assistance and agreement of other parties in Opposition and at Government level will try to implement in the very best way we can the Programme for Government that we have set out,” he added.

Right so.

Enda Kenny dashes party rivals’ leadership hopes: I won’t step down as Taoiseach until the next election (Irish Independent)

Previously: The Man With One Point

Pic (and video): Mayo Advertiser (Facebook)

30 thoughts on “Enda Has Met A Man

    1. Donger

      He’s learning from Trump.
      ” I met a guy, and you know what he said? He said you, Donald / Enda are greatest is what he said”

  1. MoyestWithExcitement

    “The Taoiseach said he was recently stopped on the street by a man who thanked him “for volunteering to run our country.””

    Surreal.

  2. The Real Jane

    I was reading this thing where they were saying that the skills you need to get elected are almost the opposite of the skills you need to govern. Can’t remember where I read it but it explains why there is a body of opinion that once you’ve been elected, the holiday starts until it’s time to think about the next election. Which you start thinking about around 15 days after you’ve been hoisted on a biffos shoulders and given an aggressively elated interview to RTE about how smart arses up in That Dublin didn’t think you’d win but you showed them etc…

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      “I was reading this thing where they were saying that the skills you need to get elected are almost the opposite of the skills you need to govern.”

      Sure. Elections are popularity contests. Winning those is basically about marketing. That has nothing to do with someone’s ability to understand finance or negotiate etc.

  3. Walter-Ego

    Oh he’s volunteering now, it’s good of him to give up his pay and perks…..oh wait.

  4. Cheech

    As someone from Castlebar I feel the need to apologize.

    I didn’t vote for him.

    I’m so sorry.

  5. sirtuffyknight

    ‘Volunteering’ to run the country for a mere €185,350 a year (and additional €118,981 in annual expenses) – what a hero

  6. Rob_G

    I think that Enda Kenny was one of our better Taoisigh, but jeez, leave off with your little anecdotes, Enda, they are cringe-worthy.

  7. Eoin

    I wish he’d come down to my street. Many men (and women) would like to meet him there.

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