By many measures Enda Kenny was Fine Gael’s most successful leader of all time, but his position as taoiseach was thrown into turmoil in February 2017 by an explosive political scandal – one which threatened to collapse his government, and ultimately cost Kenny his job. In Enda the Road: Nine Days That Toppled a Taoiseach, Gavan Reilly offers an enthralling blow-by-blow account of the Maurice McCabe scandal: how a Garda whistle-blower was targeted by a national smear campaign, and how the government’s botched response led to a fatal loss of trust in its leader.
Compiled through exhaustive research and interviews with dozens of key figures and witnesses, Enda the Road is the ultimate account of a nine-day political hurricane whirlwind that brought down a taoiseach.
Gavan Reilly from Kiltale is political correspondent with Virgin Media News and the host of Newstalk's Sunday morning show On The Record. He is one of Ireland’s best-recognised current affairs journalists, and a prominent contributor to current affairs programmes on TV and radio across Ireland and Europe. He is also a columnist with the Meath Chronicle and a former political correspondent with Today FM, where he regularly served as a guest presenter on The Last Word.