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The first six months of 2017 have been hectic to say the least - a change of taoiseach, arguments which have severely tested the stability of the government and brought us to the brink of a general election more than once, a UK general election, and the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.
Well, so many awful things have happened since we last spoke together, and yet so many hopeful, optimistic things have also happened. So, let us put them all in context.
Well, I do not know where to begin this week with all the mayhem we have had in the UK, in the North, here at home, in France and, I am sure, elsewhere. Some of the mayhem was good, but some was bad.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in the United States this week as part of his final trade mission as the leader of the Government. Mr Kenny, who has led the country since 2011, is expected to step down next week when Leo Varadkar's elevation to the position will be voted on in the Dáil. As part of his trip to the US Kenny met with the executive management of Baxter Healthcare in its headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois.
The impact on us here in Ireland of the carnage on London Bridge and the adjoining areas was almost overwhelming.
Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, says the Local Government (Amendment) Bill has put pressure on Communications Minister Denis Naughten and Local Government Minister Simon Coveney to ensure that no county boundaries are changes without the approval of local communities.
Well, we have had a great week to 10 days of entertainment and discussion thanks to Fine Gael.
Sherry FitzGerald Lettings is holding a residential rental seminar on Wednesday May 31 to bring clarity to a raft of new residential landlord and tenant legislative changes. Rent pressure zones, rent certainty measures, and changes to Part 4 tenancies are among recent changes of which many landlords have little or no knowledge, or often anecdotal inaccurate information.
Minister Simon Coveney was defiant as he addressed a gathering of more than 300 people in Athlone on Monday this week (May 20), telling them the race for leadership of Fine Gael and the country is not over yet.