Kenny to quit after failing to get nominated

Taoiseach set to resign following 94 to 57 votes

10th March, 2016
Kenny arriving for Dail mass today Pic: RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is going to resign his position after failing to get nominated by the new Dáil.

He was defeated by 94 votes to 57, while other candidates for Taoiseach - Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett - were also rejected.

Kenny said he would resign as Taoiseach in line with precedent in 1989, when Charlie Haughey stepped...

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