Friday 21 October 2016

Enda Kenny insists he has ruled out Fine Gael coalition with Fianna Fail 'on at least 10 occasions'

Cormac McQuinn Political Correspondent

Published 15/02/2016 | 16:03

Taoiseach Enda Kenny.Photo: Caroline Quinn
Taoiseach Enda Kenny.Photo: Caroline Quinn

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has insisted he's ruled out a post election deal with Fianna Fáil "on at least ten ocassions" in the last two weeks and said he was doing it again today.

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Mr Kenny repeatedly failed to rule out leading his party into government with Fianna Fáil yesterday.

On Sunday, Mr Kenny hit out at Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, accusing him of "being able to give it but not take it".

He said he does not "contemplate" doing business with Fianna Fáil - but declined to rule out such a scenario after the election.

Today reported that coalition party Labour want Mr Kenny to clarify his position.

Asked this afternoon if he was prepared today to definitively rule out a deal with Fianna Fáil Mr Kenny replied:

"I was the first party leader to rule out Fianna Fáil.

"I've ruled them out on at least 10 occasions in the last fortnight and I'll do so again now - very clearly."

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