Bruce Arnold

Chief Critic of the Irish Independent, writing about art, theatre, music and politics

Kenny didn't turn heads, but he spoke to our hearts

Late in the count, on Saturday night, Richard Crowley interviewed Enda Kenny. He did so at some length and in some detail, not the kind of detail gone into on such occasions, since it went over many policy matters that could not be answered. Crowley was as polite as he has ever been to the Fine Gael leader, which is not saying much. Read More...

Enda must bare his teeth or EU will eat him alive

Forcing us to sell our national assets to pay off our debt is a polite form of robbery

It is reassuring to know that Enda Kenny, who is likely to be the next Taoiseach, will, in his own words, "hit the ground running". Much of what follows is designed to ensure that he will be running in the right direction. Read More...