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Re: Enda Kenny steps down
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2017, 07:55:06 PM »
Essentially he was pushed. He didn't step down willingly. I can't think of one leadership quality he had.

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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2017, 08:22:42 PM »
Essentially he was pushed. He didn't step down willingly. I can't think of one leadership quality he had.

How many political leaders step down willingly?

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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2017, 08:27:46 PM »
Took over running the country at a tough time and did a decent job. Plenty of detractors who disliked him because he was too wooden on TV but maybe they need to watch less X factor, big brother, etc.

Had a lot of hard decisions to make and didn't always get it right but overall more positives than negatives and I think history will judge him kindly. I doubt we'll need a tribunal to enquire into any of his dealings so on that basis alone, he's probably the best Taoiseach of the last 30 years.

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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2017, 08:56:58 PM »
Sorry, typo. Gobdaw of course

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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2017, 09:08:22 PM »
I thought he was alright. Fairly decent. Left behind things in good shape. 
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2017, 09:08:38 PM »
Took over running the country at a tough time and did a decent job. Plenty of detractors who disliked him because he was too wooden on TV but maybe they need to watch less X factor, big brother, etc.

Had a lot of hard decisions to make and didn't always get it right but overall more positives than negatives and I think history will judge him kindly. I doubt we'll need a tribunal to enquire into any of his dealings so on that basis alone, he's probably the best Taoiseach of the last 30 years.
At least he had the courage to push the same sex marriage referendum and the legislation for the X case.
And he wasn't too crooks.
Didn't endear himself to us Rossies over the Hospital.
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2017, 09:30:43 PM »
Sorry, typo. Gobdaw of course

Still never heard of it before.  So, I looked up the Oxford English dictionary:

gobdaw

A foolish or pretentious person.



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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2017, 09:33:54 PM »
Still broke his word over Roscommon hospital
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2017, 09:55:18 PM »
Took over running the country at a tough time and did a decent job. Plenty of detractors who disliked him because he was too wooden on TV but maybe they need to watch less X factor, big brother, etc.

Had a lot of hard decisions to make and didn't always get it right but overall more positives than negatives and I think history will judge him kindly. I doubt we'll need a tribunal to enquire into any of his dealings so on that basis alone, he's probably the best Taoiseach of the last 30 years.
Disagree with your first paragraph. Any time he opened his mouth he made a balls of it.
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2017, 11:56:36 PM »
As someone who had a particular negative view of Fine Gael growing up and was ashamed as the historically truth emerged about self serving and in my eyes unpatriotic irish governance particularly from fianna fail  I feel kenny has been stable, good and has set the thing up well. Well criticised over the years but partially I believe this is because Ireland are itching for a reckless Fianna FŠil governance again,. They were itching for the  recklessness even during the last presidential election but caught themselves on at the last.  No matter who succeeds kenny  Fianna FŠil will get back in and it's sad as there is now a hardworking alternative. So farewell ends. You done great.

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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2017, 07:34:39 AM »
I doubt we'll need a tribunal to enquire into any of his dealings so on that basis alone, he's probably the best Taoiseach of the last 30 years.

There should f**king well be one over the state of the Gardai.
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2017, 09:20:20 AM »
I doubt we'll need a tribunal to enquire into any of his dealings so on that basis alone, he's probably the best Taoiseach of the last 30 years.

There should f**king well be one over the state of the Gardai.

A review of all policing in the State has been set up actually.
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2017, 11:17:02 AM »
Sometime ago, a mammy in Castlebar found that her daughter had left the key of her flat behind when she returned to Dublin after a weekend at home. She panicked as all mother would, but she suddenly remembered that Enda, whom she didnít know very well, usually spent the weekend at home and returned to Dublin on Sunday afternoons.
So the mammy raced to Milebush and got there just in time as Ends was on the point of departure. She explained her problem and asked him if he would get someone to deliver the key to her daughter. The kid was staying in a friendís flat so any time the next day would do, or so she thought.
But he phoned the young lady as soon as he got back to Dublin and arranged to meet her to give her the key. Whatís more, he let his chauffeur go when he got back to base and he used his own car to do so.
I have known Enda for close on 50 years and the story above is typical of the man.  We first met in St. Patís Drumcondra, the teacherís training college and weíve kept in touch since. We never discuss politics of any sort whenever we meet, which is just as well as I think his policies are a load of shite and he knows it.
He has his faults and he can come out with as much nonsense as Bertie Ahern whenever he opens his gob and thatís some achievement.

I think history will be kind to him and heís leaving the country in a better state than he found it.

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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2017, 12:19:01 PM »
I doubt we'll need a tribunal to enquire into any of his dealings so on that basis alone, he's probably the best Taoiseach of the last 30 years.

There should f**king well be one over the state of the Gardai.

A review of all policing in the State has been set up actually.

A review is different from a tribunal. I was exaggerating a tad bit the fact Callanan lasted so long and the fact O'Sullivan is still there is a disgrace.
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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2017, 12:22:18 PM »
I doubt we'll need a tribunal to enquire into any of his dealings so on that basis alone, he's probably the best Taoiseach of the last 30 years.

There should f**king well be one over the state of the Gardai.

A review of all policing in the State has been set up actually.

A review is different from a tribunal. I was exaggerating a tad bit the fact Callanan lasted so long and the fact O'Sullivan is still there is a disgrace.

Given the history of tribunals in this country (millions spend and go on for years with very little end result), I'd be quite happy with the review which is resourced with very capable and experienced personnel. 
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