Enda Kenny is the current Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael. Representing the Mayo constituency, he was first elected to the Dáil in 1975 when he won the seat previously held by his father, Henry Kenny. Enda Kenny then took up leadership of the party after Michael Noonan stood down from the postion in 2002 following a poor performance in the general election. Kenny took over as Taosieach following the elections in February 2011.
# enda-kenny - Today’s News
While in the UK, Kenny will also attend the Champ St Patrick’s Day Reception in Westminster.
# enda-kenny - Friday 7 March, 2014
Meanwhile, delegates at the European People’s Party congress have selected former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker as their nominee for the European Commission presidency.
The Phil got a unique insight into the German chancellor at an event today. Here’s what we found out…
Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.
The U2 frontman has been addressing delegates at the European People’s Party congress in Dublin.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is also due to address the event, which takes place as the European People’s Party congress is underway in the capital.
# enda-kenny - Thursday 6 March, 2014
The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.
Maurice Dockrell says that the Taoiseach has a “huge depth of character”.
# enda-kenny - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
He made the comment as the Live Register falls below 400,000 for first time since 2009.
* But Sinn Féin this afternoon claimed that Adams didn’t forget and it was in fact intended as “a put-down”.
The coalition’s decision to devote up to 11 hours of Dáil time to its priorities for the year ahead was preceded with an email to Fine Gael backbenchers informing them that their leader was ‘anxious’ they contribute.
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
# enda-kenny - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore launched the third annual report on the progress made on the programme for government in Dublin today.
Enda Kenny has rejected suggestions that the coalition is putting off James Reilly’s radical plan, though he says there will be an in-depth consultation process.
Promises kept and promises broken. As the government marks three years in office today, we assess some aspects of the programme for government.
The EU has condemned Russia’s “acts of aggression” in the region and called on Moscow to recall its troops from their deployment across Crimea.
Back to grind for Enda, Ukraine and Seachtain Na Gaeilge…everything happening in Leinster House today
Everything you wanted to know about the Oireachtas today but were too afraid to ask…
Poor John will never live this one down.
# enda-kenny - Monday 3 March, 2014
The Taoiseach was all Gary Barlow on Saturday night…
# enda-kenny - Sunday 2 March, 2014
The Taoiseach said that UHI will be delivered in the lifetime of government as the people voted for it.
The Taoiseach defended the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter stating he was the one person who wanted to reform the system.
From an imagined post-2020 perspective, barrister and co-founder of New Beginning Vincent P Martin, considers how our current housing crisis might play out in the near future.
# enda-kenny - Saturday 1 March, 2014
The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…
Enda Kenny has quoted Einstein and Lincoln in a keynote speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight.
Enda Kenny declined to state specifically whether Fine Gael advisor Frank Flannery, a former CEO at Rehab, should go before the PAC.
Day two of the party’s annual gathering is getting under way at the RDS in Dublin today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter to speak at a session on transparency and accountability.
# enda-kenny - Friday 28 February, 2014
Don’t worry, he recovered fully to continue with his speech this evening at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis.
The Taoiseach was responding to the publication of a damning report today examining the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Regional Hospital.
Health Minister James Reilly was speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening.
Imagine that? An Taoiseach himselfie.
Whisky, golf and amazing sights… What’s not to like?
Legalising cannabis, supporting same-sex marriage and talking justice, transparency and accountability with Alan Shatter – it’s all happening at the RDS this weekend.
Everyone else? Not so much…
# enda-kenny - Thursday 27 February, 2014
Seán Guerin is tasked with examining the whistleblower’s claims that gardaí mishandled a number of cases.
Without going into specifics, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that he did not want to see the cost of employing people increase.
The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.
# enda-kenny - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said Minister Shatter had made a big mistake by accusing the garda whistleblower of not cooperating with an inquiry.
The Minister for Justice has made a statement in the Dáil this morning.
# enda-kenny - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
Enda Kenny did not rule out a Commission of Investigation but insists that a report from a Senior Counsel is the most prudent approach to Maurice McCabe’s dossier of allegations.
Adams said his staff are dealing with complaints from people “who say that they have made allegations over some time, that they have the proof that they did this, and that it wasn’t dealt with properly”.
# enda-kenny - Sunday 23 February, 2014
Enda Kenny made a ‘verbal’ request to his department’s Secretary General for records related to the decision to issue a blanket guarantee of the Irish banking system.