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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(...)

The Independent Alliance’s John Halligan  and Shane Ross at Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Speaking about the recent free vote for independents on Mick Wallace’s abortion bill, Fine Gael TD Jim Daly said Shane Ross is being “opportunistic” a(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: did not give  personal view on establishment of  education ombudsman as ‘views are only in development’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he does not want to give a personal view on the establishment of an education ombudsman as “my views a(...)

By appointing 18 junior ministers, Enda Kenny has stretched the toleration point to its limits, and possibly beyond. All the more so because 15 of the Ministers of State are from his own party, Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny reeled off the list of new Ministers of State in the Dáil on Thursday evening, it wasn’t the individual names that commanded m(...)

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will need one essential piece of kit with him when making his final decisions on who he will appoint as Ministers of State. And t(...)

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