JUST for a minute, Leo the Unflappable let down the guard which he had so carefully kept in place throughout the last two and half tumultuous, hectic weeks under the white-hot scrutiny of party members and the media. He had stuff to say which he had left unsaid throughout the contest, things he felt deeply about, writes
The Taoiseach had just been asked by Galway Independent TD Noel Grealish if he had any advice for his successor in the job, and he jokingly offered the dog-Latin phrase which roughly translates as “Don’t let the bastards grind you down”, writes
Later this week the saga to identify Enda Kenny’s successor will end. Irrespective of who is chosen, the challenges facing the next Taoiseach — if they are the same person — are spectacular, varied, polarising and unprecedented.