Pressure on Kenny grows despite Dáil win

FG contenders say party 'must be ready for an election'

16th February, 2017
Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney. Pic: RollingNews.ie

The Government last night survived a Dáil debate on a motion of confidence, winning the vote by 57 votes to 52, with Fianna Fáil abstaining.

Reports from the meeting suggested that Housing Minister Simon Coveney and Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar told TDs and senators that the party must be ready for an election. Both are seen as strong candidates to succeed Kenny.

Varadkar is also reported to have called for another parliamentary...

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