'Kenny seemed reluctant to pull the trigger'

The feeling lingers in FG that the Taoiseach was pushed to this point, says Hugh O'Connell

18th May, 2017
Enda Kenny at Government Buildings as he prepared to step down as FG leader. Pic: RollingNews.ie

It was just after 3.15pm yesterday afternoon when Fine Gael chairman Martin Heydon got a call from Enda Kenny asking him to bring forward the weekly parliamentary party meeting to 4.30pm.

The rescheduling of the meeting to an hour earlier than planned was a sign that something was afoot. Over the previous 48 hours the speculation had been that the Taoiseach would set a date for his resignation as Fine Gael leader, but not step...

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