Ministers felt Kenny would quit after government formed

Surprised to hear him say that he would serve a “full term in office”

10th July, 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny may asses his position over the summer break PIc: RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Enda Kenny led cabinet ministers to believe that he would be gone quickly after the formation of the government, it has emerged.

During the negotiations, ministers were told by Kenny that his priority was to stabilise the situation, put a government together and “leave the party in good shape”.

Even though he never put a timeline on his departure, ministers believed this meant he would be going in the short term. But...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m

State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract

Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll

Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent