- 29 May 17
The daily papers carried news of Enda Kenny’s retirement as leader of Fine Gael on May 18, which just happened to be the birthday of Omar Khayyam, the Persian poet, philosopher and polymath. Coincidence? Yes. That said, it was Khayyam who wrote, “The moving finger writes: and, having written moves on: nor all thy piety nor with shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it”.