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Simon Coveney  and Leo Varadkar are the only declared candidates deemed certain of getting the required eight nominations required for a tilt at the leadership. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael members are to be asked to submit questions that will be put to Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Minister for Housing Simon C(...)

 Enda Kenny: one source at the Fine Gael meeting said the Taoiseach’s departure was “clinical”

In all, the meeting where Enda Kenny announced he was standing down as Fine Gael leader lasted just seven minutes. It had been due to start at 5.30pm,(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny with his wife Fionnuala  after he delivered his presidential address at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in 2009. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

Tributes are being paid to Taoiseach Enda Kenny after he confirmed he will stand aside as Fine Gael leader from midnight. Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald(...)

Enda Kenny: had  asked at the weekly Fine Gael steering group about how the contest to succeed him would be run

Some reforms to the Fine Gael party, recommended following its poor general election performance last year, will not be implemented until after a new (...)

Micheál Martin: We are slightly concerned that the leadership situation in Fine Gael is affecting this. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed Minister for Housing Simon Coveney’s leadership ambitions are affecting his ability to resolve the water(...)

Simon Coveney’s correspondence has been strongly criticised by members of the committee. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil has refused to negotiate with Fine Gael to break the water charges deadlock after an intervention from Minister for Housing Simon Coveney.(...)

Fine Gael Ministers Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Water charges were close to falling off the political agenda 10 days ago. Fine Gael was tweeting its delight at an agreement. Sinn Féin was claiming c(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting he would not leave a leadership vacuum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Enda Kenny has promised there will be an “orderly transition” to the next Fine Gael leader, with the contest to succeed him now expected to begin afte(...)

Enda Kenny enjoys St Patrick’s Day in New York. Photograph: PA

Brian Hayes has said Easter would be a good time to “kick-start” the Fine Gael leadership campaign. Taoiseach Enda Kenny caused some controversy when(...)

Enda Kenny at the Microsoft hiring announcement on Friday: The Taoiseach is expected to consult with family and friends in Mayo this weekend about his future after a tough political week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected, in the coming days, to set out his intention to resign as Fine Gael leader in an attempt to defuse growing impatienc(...)

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