Kenny in full election mode for selection - but still no vote date
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the Taoiseach was selected last night at his party's Mayo convention to contest the next general election alongside Minister Michael Ring and TD Michelle Mulherin.
Around 300 delegates turned up for the convention at the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, despite the fact that no vote was held. It was one of the least controversial - and least suspenseful - selection conventions to be held in the run-up to the forthcoming general election, given that the fourth sitting TD John O'Mahony's move from Mayo to the new Galway West constituency was already sorted.
And so unsurprisingly the Taoiseach wasn't exactly exuding nerves when he arrived at the hotel last night.