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Stroke politics should cost this Government the next election

Fergus Finlay misses the point.

Enda Kenny promised us that under a Fine Gael-led government that there would be a new way of conducting politics in Ireland.

Open. Transparent. And so on.

Now, nobody minds that Enda Kenny should want to have a Fine Gael-supported candidate elected to the Senate. Perfectly understandable.

What people don't like is the fact that he sought to bolster the man’s CV by putting him on the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art Museum (IMMA) and that this was his sole and only motive, thus attempting to put a cultural gloss on his candidate.

When challenged, Kenny also promptly offered up a hapless subordinate as a sacrificial lamb. In electing this government, we had, more fools us, really hoped for meaningful reform. What we got was more of the same.

The Americans have a saying," If a man cheats once, shame on him. If he cheats you twice, shame on you" .

Next time round, lets make sure we don't fall into the second category.

Fergus O'Leary

Ardmore Estate

Passage West

Co Cork


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