ENDA KENNY IS being hounded about the date of the general election everywhere he goes these days and that includes at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Taoiseach is mixing it with all sorts of important people at the annual gathering of the great and the good in the Swiss Alps.
Earlier, he met with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg:
He even had time to record a slightly awkward video conversation with Sandberg:
The Fine Gael leader also participated in a panel discussion on how to “reboot the global economy”.
Kenny was appearing alongside economist Joseph Stiglitz, an idol of Kenny’s former Fine Gael colleague Peter Mathews.
Before the discussion got under way, the Taoiseach awkwardly sat in the wrong seat:
Then there was the all important TV interviews, with outlets including CNBC and Bloomberg.
Kenny was able to inform the masses watching at home about Ireland’s economic recovery, why it’s a great place to do business, and why Budget 2016 was not about winning re-election.
In an interview with Bloomberg he almost called the election by accident, saying it would be “early in February” before later correcting himself, and insisting it would be “early spring”.
But it was on CNBC that Kenny faced a particularly robust line of questioning on the date from host Geoff Cutmore:
He was giving nothing away beyond confirming again that he had a date in his mind and that he would announce it “in a very public forum in the not too distant future”.
Whatever that means…