Enda Kenny went to Berlin today to meet the German chancellor Angela Merkel? A TOTAL publicity stunt and nothing else! He is the leader of the opposition and has no mandate or a need to meet the head of another country.

All changes if he will be the next Taoiseach, but this trip today was nothing else than an attempt to convince people that a) he is welcomed by all big shots and b) that he is already working for Ireland and c) that he won’t have to wait to get elected because the election is just a final confirmation of his new role.

I think it is a silly excercise, but he deserves some points for that trick. It is smart!