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Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny

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 - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie Invaluable Advice

7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie

Because it’s about more than just saying cheese.

# enda-kenny - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group Recognition

Justice Committee says Ireland should recognise Travellers as ethnic group

A report from the committee said the Taoiseach and Justice Minister should confirm this recognition and commence dialogue with representative groups about new legislation.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# enda-kenny - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Government’s provided us with this handy list of things to worry about What's The Risk
From TheJournal.ie “FG and Labour have spent months dodging questions”: Coalition slammed over water ‘farce’ Quite The Shower

“FG and Labour have spent months dodging questions”: Coalition slammed over water ‘farce’

Enda Kenny confirmed the estimated average household payment for water charges this morning, but he said nothing had been signed off on at today’s Cabinet meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore on water leak: ‘I don’t blame anybody for it, I just think it’s unhelpful’ Water Charges

Gilmore on water leak: ‘I don’t blame anybody for it, I just think it’s unhelpful’

One Minister described this morning’s Cabinet discussions about water charges as “robust” while the Taoiseach declined to take questions on his way into Dublin Castle this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach confirms water bills will be around €240, but nothing signed off on yet Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach confirms water bills will be around €240, but nothing signed off on yet

During a heated debate Micheál Martin said the Government was treating the public with “absolute contempt”.

From TheJournal.ie ‘No agreement… and no agreement that we’ll have an agreement’: Cabinet row over water Water Water Everywhere
From TheJournal.ie Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions? Oireachtas Agenda

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# enda-kenny - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million Garda Budget

Taoiseach confirms: GardaGate inquiry will cost at least €2 million

The Commission headed up by Justice Nial Fennelly is due to report by 31 December this year.

From TheJournal.ie How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny Shortly

How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny was grilled by opposition leaders on reports that households will face a €100 standing charge for water when rates come in later this year.

# enda-kenny - Monday 14 April, 2014

Spot a sad Enda and a happy McGuinness at Croke Park as Derry beat Mayo

Tough day at the office for An Taoiseach.

# enda-kenny - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Nothing short of contemptible’: 5 winners and 5 losers from the political week House Of Cards

# enda-kenny - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Caption competition: What’s John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony? Premier Seating

Caption competition: What’s John Major saying to Enda, as they lurk on the Albert Hall balcony?

‘Nice view’ … ‘Thanks, I had my hair done specially’.

# enda-kenny - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about Angela Kerins, the Anglo trial, and President Higgins…

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations 2016

Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations

Meanwhile, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that commemorating all events from the period around 1916 needs to be considered by both governments.

From The Daily Edge The poor Taoiseach has been called ‘Edna’ AGAIN Ms Kenny
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC – but won’t say if they should be compelled State Visit

Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC – but won’t say if they should be compelled

It is still not yet clear if the pair will turn up to the committee hearing tomorrow morning.

From Business ETC Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron State Visit

Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron

Enda Kenny told business leaders in London that he discussed the possibility of a joint trade mission with David Cameron at last night’s State banquet.

From TheJournal.ie What are AIB and Permanent TSB doing to help people in mortgage arrears? Oireachtas Agenda

What are AIB and Permanent TSB doing to help people in mortgage arrears?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# enda-kenny - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What’s on the menu at this evening’s state banquet? Posh Nosh

What’s on the menu at this evening’s state banquet?

Here’s what President Higgins, the Queen, Terry Wogan, and other assembled guests of lesser importance will be tucking into…

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: ‘Of course’ Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC Rehab

Enda Kenny: ‘Of course’ Flannery and Kerins should appear before the PAC

The Taoiseach added that he believed charities should not pay their CEOs to lobby the government.

From TheJournal.ie Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water Oireachtas Agenda

Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# enda-kenny - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Raped aged 10, her baby murdered and dumped – Cynthia Owen demands ‘justice for Noleen’ Call For Action

Raped aged 10, her baby murdered and dumped – Cynthia Owen demands ‘justice for Noleen’

The 52-year-old says the original six-week garda investigation into the case that became known as the Dalkey ‘house of horrors’ was a sham. She’s calling for a full review.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Minister not fazed by poor show in opinion polls Public Support

Taoiseach and Minister not fazed by poor show in opinion polls

Enda Kenny noted: “At the end of our period in office people will judge us.”

# enda-kenny - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s been talking about new taping revelations in the du Plantier murder case, the mass shooting in Texas… and Enda’s chess moves at Ryanair.

From TheJournal.ie Call Me…Maybe? Enda Kenny’s call invite is keeping his phone buzzing Don't Call Me I'll Call You

Call Me…Maybe? Enda Kenny’s call invite is keeping his phone buzzing

“Christ, I’m getting phone calls from Adelaide and New Zealand and everywhere.”

From TheJournal.ie Enda and Michael had an absolutely brilliant time at Ryanair’s new Dublin campus Michael Moo-nan This post contains images

Enda and Michael had an absolutely brilliant time at Ryanair’s new Dublin campus

Yes, that’s a cow looking at our Finance Minister’s, eh, trousers.

From TheJournal.ie Lunchtime Fix: 5 things to know News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From Business ETC Ryanair promises 200 jobs as it opens new Dublin campus and launches new website Jobswatch

Ryanair promises 200 jobs as it opens new Dublin campus and launches new website

The airline say the jobs will be in the areas of technology, software and marketing.

# enda-kenny - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about the driver who smashed into Trinity’s front gate, Angela Kerins quitting, and the disturbing package sent to Alan Shatter’s home.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51 Liveblog

AS IT HAPPENED: A motion of confidence in Alan Shatter passed by 95 votes to 51

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

From TheJournal.ie Dáil hears that Martin Callinan was Shatter’s ‘scapegoat’ Leaders' Questions

Dáil hears that Martin Callinan was Shatter’s ‘scapegoat’

The timeline of the events of the past two weeks was scrutinised in the Dáil again today.

From TheJournal.ie Package with ‘white powder and a swastika’ sent to Alan Shatter’s home Alert

Package with ‘white powder and a swastika’ sent to Alan Shatter’s home

In the Dáil, the Taoiseach said the anti-Semitic material sent to Shatter’s home was “a new low”. Several members of the gardaí and the Defence Forces were on the scene in Ballinteer, south Dublin earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup Oireachtas Agenda

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# enda-kenny - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important No Red Flags

Official report: Justice Dept didn’t think Callinan’s taping revelations were that important

The fact that calls were taped in garda stations since the 1980s wasn’t widely discussed by officials after the letter arrived “and certainly not in any red flag manner”.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight’s Alan Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate Gardagate

AS IT HAPPENED: Tonight’s Alan Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate

Follow events from the Dáil this evening…

From TheJournal.ie Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’ Prisongate

Conversations between 84 prisoners and their solicitors were ‘inadvertently recorded’

New revelations about recordings have been disclosed by the Taoiseach in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Somewhat incredible’: Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner Leaders' Questions

‘Somewhat incredible’: Martin asks why Shatter was not informed of Garda phone tapping sooner

Gerry Adams added that the government had dealt with the GardaGate controversy with “amazing inefficiency”.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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