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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) and former taoiseach Enda Kenny during the European of the Year award ceremony  in recognition of Kenny’s contribution to Irish-EU relations in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) and former taoiseach Enda Kenny during the European of the Year award ceremony in recognition of Kenny’s contribution to Irish-EU relations in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Enda Kenny has maintained a strict silence since stepping down as Taoiseach exactly a year ago this week, but yesterday saw his first major intervention into public debate as an elder statesman.

Speaking at a lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Kenny said he is “appalled” by the current state of British politics. The Mayo TD was addressing a gathering of the European Movement Ireland, which named him European of the Year. The award was presented to Kenny by his successor, Leo Varadkar.

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