James Reilly: criticised at the Fine Gael meeting. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Like so many political mutinies in the past, the move against Enda Kenny’s leadership ended with a bit of a whimper last night. It had more or less (...)

A group of backbench TDs have maintained pressure on Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s leadership of Fine Gael, with some again calling for a timeframe for his departure. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg.

A group of backbench TDs has maintained pressure on Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s leadership of Fine Gael, with some again calling for a timeframe for his de(...)

It is understood Taoiseach Enda Kenny will not outline a timetable for his departure as Fine Gael leader despite recent calls on him to do so from some members. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to dismiss any suggestion of stepping down in the near future when he addresses his party’s TDs and Senators at a mee(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said on Monday he had no ‘intention of being diverted from that work that I have undertaken and for which I have received a mandate to fulfil’.

After a morning of public debate amongst Fine Gael TDs about the future of his leadership, Enda Kenny has insisted he will not be diverted from his po(...)

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. Grassroots Fine Gael support for Enda Kenny’s leadership is ebbing away, according to party sources.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Grassroots Fine Gael support for Enda Kenny’s leadership is ebbing away, according to party sources. TDs and Senators say councillors and activists (...)

Limelight: Kenny’s demeanour this week seemed resigned, exhausted, unsure. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Once Enda Kenny declared he would not go into a third election as Fine Gael leader, he more or less sealed his fate. In a rearguard action to ensure (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Close supporters of Mr  Kenny are considering tabling a motion of confidence in his leadership to the party’s TDs and Senators this week. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Close supporters of Taoiseach Enda Kenny are considering tabling a motion of confidence in his leadership to the party’s TDs and Senators this week. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. “If the election is less than a year away,” said a Fine Gael TD, “He’s a lame duck and has to go.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

To describe what’s happening in Ireland as “new politics” is like describing a 1980s Lada as the future of the automobile industry. What a con that p(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: it is understood he intends to lead Fine Gael for a full term in office but not into the next election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A number of Fine Gael Ministers and prospective leadership candidates have declared their continued support for Taoiseach Enda Kenny as party leader. (...)

 Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar are two of the leading candidates to replace Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader. Photograph: Collins

Recent weeks have seen anxious Fine Gael backbenchers approach some of the party’s leadership contenders, and those around them, and question whether(...)