For practically all my adult life, Enda Kenny has been one of the constants on the political scene. Last month, when I shared a platform with him at a public meeting, I wrote that he seemed tired and in conversation with him, he remarked that “there is a time to go”. So I wasn’t surprised when last Wednesday, he decided to call it a day.

It was Shakespeare who commented that “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” It would be unfair if that was the case with Enda Kenny.