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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 - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny is wearing jeans and holidaying with a former president in Killarney Holi-dáil

Enda Kenny is wearing jeans and holidaying with a former president in Killarney

The Taoiseach is also sporting a goatee by the looks of it.

# enda-kenny - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda got 1,000 emails about the Garth Brooks concerts. Here’s what some of them said… Callin' Merrion Street

Enda got 1,000 emails about the Garth Brooks concerts. Here’s what some of them said…

“I want to ask you to do something to save this country from a complete shambles.”

# enda-kenny - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin remembers victims of Ballymurphy Massacre 43 years on British Army

Dublin remembers victims of Ballymurphy Massacre 43 years on

The 11 people, including a priest and a mother-of-eight, were shot by the British Army.

# enda-kenny - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie An ‘administrative error’ was the reason why a Fine Gael branch in Mayo didn’t file its accounts Garda Investigation

An ‘administrative error’ was the reason why a Fine Gael branch in Mayo didn’t file its accounts

The party has responded to news that the gardaí can’t find the person responsible for the accounts of a branch in Enda Kenny’s constituency.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí can’t find person responsible for Fine Gael’s accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny’s constituency Missing

Gardaí can’t find person responsible for Fine Gael’s accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny’s constituency

The Standards in Public Office (SIPO) Commision says the matter remains with the gardaí.

# enda-kenny - Sunday 3 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: What would you ask Enda? Opinion This post contains a poll

Column: What would you ask Enda?

Voters should be allowed to question their political leaders in parliament, according to the UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband. But is this a cheap gimmick or an idea that could re-invigorate people’s passion for politics?

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin is just 1% behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll Millward Brown

Sinn Féin is just 1% behind Fine Gael in the latest opinion poll

And, we’re warning you now, the public were also asked about Garth Brooks in this Sunday Independent/Millward Brown survey.

# enda-kenny - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court? Guerin This post contains videos

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?

We knew he was not on board with the Guerin Report findings. Now we know just how far he intends to go with it.

# enda-kenny - Monday 28 July, 2014

Enda Kenny, Eamon Dunphy and Sean O’Brien wish Ireland Women good luck

Joan Burton, Peter O’Mahony, Derval O’Rourke, Liam Brady and John Hayes also feature in a star-studded video.

From TheJournal.ie Together at last? Big four political parties come together over gay marriage issue Referendum 2015

Together at last? Big four political parties come together over gay marriage issue

The Cork Pride Festival will host a discussion on how to pass the gay marriage referendum next spring.

# enda-kenny - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel’s ‘Dr No’ makes Ireland’s search for a bank debt deal much harder Nope Nope Nope

Angela Merkel’s ‘Dr No’ makes Ireland’s search for a bank debt deal much harder

Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.

# enda-kenny - Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil want to call TDs back from their holidays to talk about Gaza Dail Recall

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil want to call TDs back from their holidays to talk about Gaza

Gerry Adams has written to Enda Kenny asking for the Dáil to be recalled.

From Business ETC The Briefcase: a US President, the Budget and definitely not a housing bubble Inbox Me

# enda-kenny - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No plans to revisit abortion laws, in spite of severe criticism from UN No Referendum

No plans to revisit abortion laws, in spite of severe criticism from UN

The UN Human Rights Committee is urging the Government to revise its “highly restrictive” abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach on Dublin house prices: “I don’t accept there’s a bubble” Up 25 Per Cent

Taoiseach on Dublin house prices: “I don’t accept there’s a bubble”

House prices in the capital are up almost 25 per cent, compared to this time last year.

# enda-kenny - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ministers sign off on over-70s free GP care plan Doctor Doctor

Ministers sign off on over-70s free GP care plan

It’s expected that draft legislation will be ready by the end of the year.

# enda-kenny - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There’s a campaign building seeking to expel the Israeli ambassador Political Pressure

There’s a campaign building seeking to expel the Israeli ambassador

The petition is set to be delivered to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# enda-kenny - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny’s ‘as gaeilge’ stand off over Joe McHugh’s Irish Leaders' Questions

Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny’s ‘as gaeilge’ stand off over Joe McHugh’s Irish

Enda and Gerry went to length in the Dáil to demonstrate they both have more than a ‘Cúpla Focal’.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny’s women problem Geography Over Gender

Here’s how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny’s women problem

Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?

# enda-kenny - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Simon Harris is junior finance minister, Joe Costello sent to backbenches The Bench This post contains videos

Confirmed: Simon Harris is junior finance minister, Joe Costello sent to backbenches

The full line-up of junior ministers has now been confirmed, with the Dáil’s youngest TD Simon Harris taking the highest profile job… and a number of familiar faces being demoted.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s appalling what you’ve done’: Kenny fights back on disability cuts Leaders' Questions

‘It’s appalling what you’ve done’: Kenny fights back on disability cuts

‘Shame on you for what you did’ – the Taoiseach was having none of it from Mícheál Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Here are 7 things you need to know about the junior minister reshuffle

Analysis: It’s no country for old men or young women but there’s a big promotion for one young man.

From TheJournal.ie Enda says ‘it’s not an easy day’ but here’s what to expect in the junior ministerial reshuffle Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Enda says ‘it’s not an easy day’ but here’s what to expect in the junior ministerial reshuffle

There’s only two names listed in the Minister of State ranks at the moment…

From TheJournal.ie What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget? Oireachtas Agenda

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?

Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# enda-kenny - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Those who died in past wars or on UN service remembered today Honour

Those who died in past wars or on UN service remembered today

The National Day of Commemoration is being marked across the country.

# enda-kenny - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie As talks dragged on nervous TDs in shiny suits roamed Leinster House waiting… and waiting Waiting For Enda

As talks dragged on nervous TDs in shiny suits roamed Leinster House waiting… and waiting

As the talks continued and the wait lengthened anticipation turned to frustration ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.

From TheJournal.ie Enda on reshuffles: It’s like selecting a team for an All Ireland Final, people are always disappointed Difficult Days

Enda on reshuffles: It’s like selecting a team for an All Ireland Final, people are always disappointed

The Taoiseach identified a particular difficulty in demoting Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan yesterday.

# enda-kenny - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016 Statement Of Priorities

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016

From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Confirmed: Leo Varadkar is the new Health Minister, Pat Rabbitte dropped from Cabinet

Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s stuck with the same job?

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock

From TheJournal.ie Here are 9 things you need to know about the Cabinet reshuffle Everyday I'm Shufflin

Here are 9 things you need to know about the Cabinet reshuffle

Analysis: The Cabinet’s female membership is doubled but will Labour rue taking on Environment?

From TheJournal.ie ‘Time to refocus on the beef crisis’: There’s been some lightning-quick reactions to the reshuffle Pressure

‘Time to refocus on the beef crisis’: There’s been some lightning-quick reactions to the reshuffle

The Government has a new look. Now it’s time to get down to business, say the farmers, teachers, doctors, hoteliers……

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service ‘during difficult times’ Reshuffle

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service ‘during difficult times’

Announcing his new Cabinet today, Enda Kenny thanked outgoing ministers for their service to the Irish people.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny is about to announce his Cabinet reshuffle, here are the changes we know so far… Everyday I'm Shufflin

Enda Kenny is about to announce his Cabinet reshuffle, here are the changes we know so far…

Leo Varadkar to Health, Phil Hogan is off, Joan Burton is staying put and it looks like James Reilly is going to Foreign Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach’s been keeping his photography costs down this year Say Cheese

The Taoiseach’s been keeping his photography costs down this year

His department has managed to bring spending in this area down form €83,000 in 2008 to less than €6,000 so far this year and here’s how…

# enda-kenny - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny set to announce Cabinet reshuffle in the Dáil tomorrow Everyday I'm Shufflin

Enda Kenny set to announce Cabinet reshuffle in the Dáil tomorrow

Earlier, Taoiseach said he was “getting on very well with the Tánaiste”.

From TheJournal.ie There’s talk of Barack Obama getting involved in the Garth Brooks debacle Ain't Goin Down

There’s talk of Barack Obama getting involved in the Garth Brooks debacle

…and the Mexican ambassador, seriously.

# enda-kenny - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on… Priorities
From TheJournal.ie The wait goes on: Cabinet reshuffle may not be announced until Friday Everyday I'm Shufflin

The wait goes on: Cabinet reshuffle may not be announced until Friday

More talks between the Taoiseach and the new Tánaiste took place this evening and are ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie Why is it taking longer than expected to announce the Cabinet reshuffle? In No Hurry

Why is it taking longer than expected to announce the Cabinet reshuffle?

Analysis: Sources on all sides of the talks between Enda Kenny and Joan Burton insist there is nothing untoward about the delay.

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