Monday 23 January 2017

Kenny will face heave if he fails to step down as leader by May

The stated intentions of the FG and SF leaders have made Micheal Martin the big winner of the week, writes Jody Corcoran

Published 18/09/2016 | 02:30

Going nowhere: Until another potential candidate steps forward, Fine Gael will be stuck with Enda Kenny as leader and the country will be stuck with him as Taoiseach. Photo: Tom Burke
Going nowhere: Until another potential candidate steps forward, Fine Gael will be stuck with Enda Kenny as leader and the country will be stuck with him as Taoiseach. Photo: Tom Burke

As the Fine Gael parliamentary party has just discovered, the removal of Enda Kenny as leader will be every bit as difficult to achieve as was his recent election as Taoiseach - more so, in fact.

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The likelihood now is that Mr Kenny will continue as both Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach for a full year since since he was re-elected in May.

Whether his minority government achieves anything notable in that year, however, remains a moot point: the indications are that it will not.

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