Though Enda Kenny was not seen as the most modern Taoiseach, his method of finally announcing his retirement as Fine Gael leader was thoroughly up-to-date.
The Mayo man had the political commentariat in a tizzy yesterday as he with a knowing wink launched a Senate report into how the State deals with bereavement and death entitled “Finite Lives”.
Kenny finally gave up the game that afternoon - and it was via Twitter that the world first heard of the confirmation of his departure.
Reactions varied, with some praising his work in stabilising the economy, and others criticising the legacy of austerity.
International leaders hailed him as a “friend”:
.@EndaKennyTD was a strong leader for Ireland, a great partner for the UK, and remains a good friend.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 17, 2017
PM: Enda Kenny has been a strong and consistent friend to the UK. I wish him all the very best for the future.— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) May 17, 2017
While closer to home, his legacy was given a closer examination:
Others chose to remember the time he met Hulk Hogan:
Meanwhile, The Rubberbandits clearly don't fancy Leo Varadkar or Simon Coveney:
Who's replacing Enda Kenny? Will it be neoliberal cunts? Bet it's neoliberal cunts isn't it?— Rubber Bandits (@Rubberbandits) May 17, 2017
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