Mary Regan: 'Kenny to tell would-be-successors - put up or shut up'

How Varadkar and Coveney respond to tonight’s statement could be crucial in the leadership race

22nd February, 2017

It was described by one backbencher as a “divide and conquer” strategy and while it won’t save Enda Kenny’s leadership, it will help him buy time and save face.

This evening he is expected to tell Fine Gael TDs and Senators that he will begin the process of arranging for the election of a new party leader once he returns from his visit to the White House for Saint...

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