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Enda backs his old foe Creighton for EU role

SHE was once a thorn in his side and a knife in his back but Lucinda Creighton is fast becoming the Taoiseach's right-hand woman.

And now Enda Kenny wants the junior minister to take over his prestigious role as a vice-president of the European People's Party.

Mr Kenny is stepping down as one of the vice-presidents of the European People's Party after two terms.


And he wants his Minister for European Affairs to take on three Commissioners in the field, several influential MEPs and other Government ministers in the election next week.

The EPP is the political collection of centre-right parties in the EU and the largest group in the European Parliament.

Ms Creighton confirmed that she will be running for election, which takes place at their congress in Bucharest on October 17.