Saturday 23 September 2017

Kenny again cites the North and Brexit as reasons to remain on as Taoiseach

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Washington last week Picture: PA
Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Washington last week Picture: PA
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

ENDA Kenny says he will remain on as Taoiseach while the negotiations surrounding Brexit and the North are continuing.

In his weekly address to the Fine Gael parliamentary party, Mr Kenny once again declined to set out a timeline for his departure.

No other TD addressed the issue, according to sources present, despite serious disquiet over Mr Kenny’s handling of the affair.

Mr Kenny cited the ongoing political impasse in the North as a reason for him to remain in the post of Taoiseach.

But he also spoke about the importance of Brexit and the negotiations that will follow the decision next Wednesday by Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50.

Sources say Mr Kenny was particularly vague about his departure - and did not say at what point during the Brexit negotiations he intends to step down.

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