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D'Arcy: I'd emigrate if Kenny was Taoiseach

TOP radio host Ray D'Arcy will leave the country if Enda Kenny becomes Taoiseach.

The presenter has launched another personal attack on the Fine Gael leader, whom he previously described as being like a four-day-old floury potato.

As Kenny continues to struggle in the wake of George Lee's resignation a week ago, D'Arcy wasn't offering any sympathy.

"There is a huge mismatch between us as a society and our politicians. If you look at Enda Kenny, oh my God look at Enda Kenny," said D'Arcy in a tone of disbelief.

"I actually said it to her (his partner) and I shouldn't be saying it on live television but if he becomes Taoiseach I'm leaving the country.

"It's true if he becomes Taoiseach I'm leaving the country," he said on RTE's The Saturday Night Show.

Worryingly for Kenny the controversial statement was met with a rapturous reception from the studio audience.

He added: "If you listened to Enda Kenny during the week, he said 'I'm now going to be myself'. He's the longest-serving TD, he's been eight years as leader of Fine Gael and now he decides he's going to be himself."

Enda Kenny came under massive internal pressure after Lee's exit last week with a ring-around taking place to gauge support for his deputy Richard Bruton. However, he survived a tense party meeting that gave him the obligatory full endorsement.