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A story is told that when William Ewart Gladstone, the great 19th century Liberal Parliamentarian and prime minister was on the campaign trail, delivering one of his marathon three-hour speeches, a little girl in the crowd turned to her mother and asked, “Mummy, what is that man for?”
Just over 12 hours after he addressed the nation in a live Sunday evening (December 16) broadcast on Ireland’s exit from the Troika bailout, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was back at his desk in his constituency office on Tucker Street in Castlebar. His familiar voice could be heard outside the door of the office as he chatted to old school friends and passers-by as he arrived to the door of the office, ready for another full day of engagements on his home turf. After 38 years in national politics, the Islandeady native is heading into his third Christmas as leader of the country and is very positive about the future for Ireland in the coming years.
The rumour mill went into overdrive that an Taoiseach Enda Kenny is tipped to take over a major position in the EU in 2014, after an article appeared in the Irish Independent this week which reported that the Taoiseach is being linked with two top positions—The European Council President and the European Commission President.
Providing young Europeans with employment opportunities is a key priority under the Irish EU Presidency which was officially launched in the Parliament in Strasbourg by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny this week according Jim Higgins MEP said.
Occupy Galway will be host its third weekly social entertainment and information event this Saturday from 1pm to 6pm in Eyre Square.
The current passport debacle that is preventing Irish citizens from travelling abroad because of the log-jam in passport applications is becoming increasingly intolerable and is affecting Ireland’s reputation abroad. The Minister must work to find a solution to allow Irish people to travel within the European Union at least, according to Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony.
The suggestion by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that the Irish would have to vote on again on Lisbon has met with an angry response in Ireland and left many questioning the EU’s commitment to democracy.
Labour candidate for Kilkenny city, Sean Butler, spoke of his hope for an end to the nightmare many people are facing in and around Kilkenny City in obtaining a proper high speed broadband service.
Students from Mercy Secondary School, Kilbeggan were locked in intense negotiations at the mock European Council this week.
An Taoiseach Brian Cowen is an embattled man. He leads a fiercely unpopular Government, which expects a kicking in tomorrow’s election, and is presiding over the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Yet he is confident that on the economy he is “doing the right thing” that will lead to Ireland’s recovery.