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IRELAND: It’s now almost 100 days since Enda Kenny took office at the head on the FG/Labour Coalition. The election result was heralded as an historic defeat for Fianna Fáil, a victory for Fine Gael and a major breakthrough for Labour. But despite the Independent description of Enda’s “ageing matinee idol looks and good manners”, the election was no beauty contest. The Irish economy and the Irish working class have been put through the wringer over the last 3 or more years and it was the serious impasse in the economy and within society also that defeated Brian Cowen and the late Brian Lenihan.