Enda's manhood called into question

Thu, Mar 10, 2011, 00:00

The New York Times has been forced into an embarrassing correction after referring to Taoiseach Enda Kenny as a woman.

In an article on its website last night, the Times referred to the Fine Gael leader as “Ms Kenny”.

“The Irish Republic on Wednesday swore in its new prime minister, Edna Kenny, after an election that wiped out the longtime ruling party, Fianna Fail,” the article wrote. “Ms Kenny’s center-right Fine Gael party will now govern in a coalition with the center-left Labour Party. “

The article was revised today to reflect the fact that the Mayo TD is, in fact, a man.

“An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to the new Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as a female. Enda Kenny is a male,” the correction read.

St Enda was a sixth-century monk associated with the Aran Islands. The name is most frequently used for boys but is also given to girls.