Kenny departure kickstarts FG leadership race

Kenny stepping down as party leader at midnight after 15 years in charge

17th May, 2017
Kenny departure kickstarts FG leadership race
Enda Kenny wants contest finished by June 2. Pic: Rollingnews.ie

He is stepping down as Fine Gael leader at midnight tonight, spelling an end to a 15-year reign in charge of the party.

Kenny said that he would carry out his duties as party leader in an acting capacity, until his successor was elected through the Fine Gael leadership election process.

“I have asked that the Fine Gael Executive Council expedite this process and to have it concluded by close of business on Friday June...

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