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(...)

“I thank my personal staff for their commitment over many years to their duties.” Photograph: PA

This is the full text of Enda Kenny’s statement to the Fine Gael parliamentary party: Last year I indicated that I would not lead the Fine Gael Party (...)

Enda Kenny at the 1976 Fine Gael ardfheis: His political career spans an extraordinary period in Irish history, one that has witnessed the true transformation of Ireland. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

If there were omens, those observing the slow retreat of Enda Kenny from power these past few months have learned to mistrust them. And yet the crowd(...)

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 leadership tracker: see who’s backing who Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is ahead of Minister for Housing Simon Coveney at the(...)

Enda Kenny, the 'lucky' Taoiseach 3:24

Enda Kenny has stood down as Fine Gael leader. The Irish Times Political Editor Pat Leahy takes a look back at his life in politics. Video: Enda O'Dow(...)

The political reality for Enda Kenny is that once the departure date is named, the first line of his political obituary will be written. Photograph: The Irish Times

At moments like this in Leinster House, there is a sense that all is suspended. Everything else is relegated to a sideshow: parliamentary business, Go(...)

Enda Kenny’s departure may have implications for Fine Gael’s confidence and supply arrangement   with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

What has been the impact on the Oireachtas of Enda Kenny’s long goodbye? On the latest Inside Politics podcast, Fianna Fáil TD and chairman of the Dái(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  launching the Finite Lives at Government Buildings prior to announcing his resignation.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced he is stepping down as leader of Fine Gael from midnight. Mr Kenny, who has been leader of Fine Gael since 2002 an(...)

‘I’ve learned that people actually own you in a very different way than you might ever imagine’: Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was early Wednesday continuing to keep people guessing about whether he will announce his immediate departure as leader of Fine G(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to make an announcement about his departure. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Today is the day, isn’t it? This time we mean it, don’t we? Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s last political lap is almost run and an announcement about his lon(...)

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