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Enda was banging on about the 'political magicians' today

He’s at it again…

ENDA KENNY IS no stranger to the odd turn of phrase when speaking to the media.

After all, this is the Taoiseach who famously met a man holding two pints in his hand. That’s two pints. In one hand.

How is that even possible?

Then there was last week when Kenny was warning of the danger of the Islamic State group wanting to “blow up Newgrange and the Rock of Cashel”.

11/9/2015. FG Think-in 2015. Taoiseach and leader Source: Eamonn Farrell

Today, Kenny turned his attention to the opposition parties, describing them in this rather odd way:

Those on the opposition benches – and there are many different variations of opposition – they really do excel at being political magicians.

Magicians? Really?

Okay, so Gerry Adams may have a beard that’s a bit like Merlin’s…

20/5/2015 Gay Marriage Equality Referendums Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

And Micheál Martin is doing something magic-looking with his hands here…

30/4/2015 Gay Marriage Equality Referendums Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

But they’re not really magicians are they, Enda?

Well, the Taoiseach explained:

They are able to make money disappear but not to bring it back again. So let me assure you we are not going to blow the recovery here.

Ah. So it’s just a bit of creative political point scoring then.

Must be an election coming up…

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