Tuesday 17 October 2017

Taoiseach: 'Election date will be revealed in a very public fashion'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Collins
Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Collins

Niall O'Connor Political Correspondent

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he has chosen the date of the General Election and that it will be revealed in a "very public fashion".

Speaking to reporters today, Mr Kenny described the upcoming election as the "most crucial in many years".

He said voters will choose to support a government that is focussed on "making work pay" or else an alternative option that will take the country in a "different direction".

Mr Kenny said he has a date in mind for the election but declined to reveal it when asked.

"I have a date in my head, yes. I'll share that you and everyone else when I decide to go to Aras an Uachtarain," he said.

Mr Kenny said he will reveal the date in a "very public fashion" but declined to say whether it will be announced in the Dail.

The Taoiseach also confirmed that Fine Gael will cut the top rate of USC by at least 1pc in the budget, if the party is re-elected.

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