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Enda Kenny, Gerry Adams, and Micheál Martin, maybe unbeknownst to themselves, definitely have something in common.
In terms of their political evolution, vision and judgement, if gauged by the geological time scale, they would comfortably inhabit the Triassic Period.
At that time Enda would have been very familiar with all kinds of seismic shifts due to the initial tectonic movements at the time. The big bonus was that it was definitely the pre-Phill Hoganite era and the fault lines of Irish Water were still dormant: also in those turbulent times, it was every man for himself and cronyism was only evolving.
Gerry would also have been very happy in the shifting and shifty sands as it was pre-IRA and he wouldn’t be pestered by those pesky journalists about membership of illegal organisations.
Michael would be equally contented as the ghosts of Haughey and the lads were just zygotes making their way in the murky seas. Essentially, these men of uncertain vintage are more suited to a different era where the ancient art of politics was in tune with a different epoch.
Their respective parties would do well to consider the serious and seismic consequences of inaction before the next general election.
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