If anyone had the pleasure of listening to Enda Kenny, interviewed this morning at the FG Westport "Think Tank" by Cahal Mac Coille of RTE, they will have heard him tick off Mac Coille for breaching "Chatham House Rules" - the unwritten law of silence usually adopted by power elites when they want to relax and say things they have no wish for the voters to hear said. The Leader's speech at the end of the pre-Dail think-in is traditionally off limits for press reporting, although the press is invited and plied with food and drink and camaraderie.
Mac Coille had asked if a reshuffle was planned. Enda said that he was only joking when he had said that any Minister not making it up Croagh Patrick was up to be reshuffled. However, when Mac Coille pressed him on it, he said it was a decision for himself.
It was an interesting insight into the Enda steel within the velvet glove - it appears that pre-budget, Ministers are under pressure to deliver more than a walk up a mountain, and are being put on notice that if they won't do the job, then Enda will find someone else who will.