Friday 30 September 2016

Politicians need to find a "big bold response" to ensure stable government - Enda Kenny goes off script

Niall O'Connor Political Correspondent

Published 11/04/2016 | 19:41

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is incumbent on all parties to find solutions to the problems facing the Irish people.

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Mr Kenny tonight said the General Election result requires politicians  to find a "big bold response" in order to ensure there is stable government.

The Fine Gael leader went off script during a speech at the National Concert Hall in Dublin as he appealed for an end to the political impasse. 

"Because it is the duty of all elected public representatives to work to find solutions to problems and challenges that are faced by the Irish people," Mr Kenny said.

The new political reality following the election of the 32nd Dáil is difficult for all political parties including my own.

"The general election result requires a new way of doing politics to provide stable and national government," he added.

Mr Kenny made reference to the talks taking place between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, aimed at agreeing the basis for a minority government.

"The complex decision given by the people requires a different kind of answer, a Different kind of response, a big bold response in the sense of the issues we face up ahead.

Since the election, many efforts have been made to form a Government that has the capacity to tackle the serious national and international challenges.

My most earnest hope achieve government that can deliver in the national interest and for the people."

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