All eyes on Varadkar’s Cabinet as Kenny says goodbye

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Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings, Dublin, for his last day as Taoiseach. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings, Dublin, for his last day as Taoiseach. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Enda Kenny’s period of over six years and three months in the Department of Taoiseach will come to an end when his successor, Leo Varadkar, takes up office tomorrow. But today is all about Kenny.

It will be a significant day in Irish national life. Kenny has been a public figure for decades, having served as a Cabinet minister – although not one of frontline rank – in the Rainbow Coalition in the mid ‘90s, to leading Fine Gael from 2002 to his term as Taoiseach between 2011 and this week.

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