Saturday 29 April 2017

Kenny parties and sets sights on October 2018

It's been a good month for the Taoiseach, but the rumblings about a replacement just won't go away

Staying: Enda Kenny Photo: Justin Farrelly
Staying: Enda Kenny Photo: Justin Farrelly
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will wake up this morning after enjoying a few pints with the party faithful last night in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, where he hosted the annual Fine Gael presidential dinner.

On Friday, Kenny announced he intended still being Taoiseach in August 2018, when it is hoped Pope Francis will visit Ireland for the first time.

On Tuesday, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern insisted Kenny has every right to remain Fine Gael leader as long as he likes, since he won the last election.

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