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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(...)

Theresa May, pictured with her husband Phil, is on course to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Theresa May is poised to become the British prime minister in the blink of the eye. Compare that Road Runner speed with the rest. The British could h(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael TDs yesterday rallied around Taoiseach Enda Kenny but insisted that he should stand aside by the end of the year. Ministers and TDs publicl(...)

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 (...)

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. (...)

Dublin Fingal TD Alan Farrell:  said the Taoiseach had made it clear he would not lead the party into the next general election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There are mixed views among Fine Gael TDs on Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s leadership of the party, with some saying the issue must be addressed sooner rathe(...)

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As the Dáil adjusts to the new politics the big imponderable is whether it will prove to be a better way of doing the people’s business or mark a slid(...)

  Pat Deering: “It’ll be perceived, rightly or wrongly, as power at all costs and the re-election of Enda at all costs.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Suspending water charges could be seen as Fine Gael and Enda Kenny seeking to hold on to power “at all costs”, a party backbencher said last night. (...)

Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary Patricia King. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The vast bulk of members of the out-going Fine Gael parliamentary party have declined to back a charter drawn up by the trade union movement setting o(...)

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