About: Enda Kenny

Elections 18-05-2017

Irish PM Enda Kenny announces resignation

Enda Kenny announced yesterday (17 May) he will step down as Ireland's prime minister after six years once his Fine Gael party elects a new leader.
Brexit 02-05-2017

EU says united Ireland would be automatic full member

European Union leaders promised on Saturday (29 April) to welcome Northern Ireland into the EU if a referendum in the future were to unite it with the Republic of Ireland.
Brexit 28-04-2017

EU summit to mull post-Brexit membership for a ‘united Ireland’

EU leaders will discuss whether to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said yesterday (27 April).
Elections 23-03-2017

Irish referendum could allow voting abroad, following 23 EU countries

The Irish government outlined details yesterday (22 March) for a referendum that could give citizens abroad the right to vote in presidential elections, and possibly bring Ireland in line with 23 other EU countries.
Brexit 10-03-2017

Juncker dangles prospect that Brexit Britain will ‘re-enter the boat’

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker held out a lifeline that a post-Brexit Britain might one day want to rejoin the EU, at the close of a two-day European summit where, for once, it was the Polish not the British who were in a minority of one.
Brexit 23-02-2017

Kenny casts doubt over date for Article 50

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny has cast doubt on expectations that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, the legal process to divorce from the EU, at the European Council summit on 9 March.
Politics 22-02-2017

The Brief: Britain is not ready to take back control of its borders

Taking back control of Britain’s borders is not going to be as simple as painting a slogan on the side of a big, red bus.
Gabriel D'Arcy, CEO of the LacPatrick dairy cooperative, said Ireland's agricultural industry will be the "eye of the storm" in Brexit negotiations.
Agrifood 22-02-2017

Ireland scrambles to shield agriculture from Brexit threat

The Irish government is scrambling to protect its agriculture industry, which exports almost half its goods to the UK, from the threat of Brexit.
Future EU 22-02-2017

Brexit border talks doomed to fail, warns Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams, leader of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein, told EURACTIV that any customs posts set up at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would mark a return to a hard border 12 years after military checkpoints disappeared between the two countries.
Elections 21-02-2017

Irish PM expected to say this week when he will resign

Ireland's finance minister said on Monday (20 February) that he expects Prime Minister Enda Kenny - who has already said he will not lead his party into an election due next year - to say on Wednesday (22 February) when he will step down.
Brexit 30-01-2017

Sturgeon gives May deadline to sort Scotland Brexit compromise

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had given Theresa May until March to come up with a compromise plan for Scotland and Brexit, after the pair met in Cardiff on Monday (30 January).
Trade & Society 06-12-2016

Apple, Ireland lines of defence diverge in state aid case

In its challenge of the European Commission's €13bn recovery decision, Ireland does not agree with Apple’s position that almost the entirety of its profits are generated by R&D, and should therefore be taxed in the US, PaRR has learned.
Brexit 02-11-2016

Irish PM warns of ‘vicious’ Brexit negotiations, says May committed to ‘no hard border’

Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU could turn "vicious", Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny warned on Wednesday (2 November) during a meeting with politicians and business leaders to discuss the divorce.
Euro & Finance 08-09-2016

Irish parliament backs Apple tax appeal after angry debate

Ireland's parliament battled through an ill-tempered debate on Wednesday to vote in favour of appealing a European Commission ruling ordering the country to collect billions of euros in unpaid taxes from tech giant Apple.
Brexit 20-07-2016

Referendum on Irish reunification is a ‘possibility’ after Brexit

Enda Kenny, the Irish prime minister, said on Sunday (18 July) that Northern Ireland could vote to become part of a united Ireland if they want to stay in the European Union. But the topic is highly divisive.  EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Elections 07-07-2016

Support for Ireland’s main opposition surges amid Brexit uncertainty

Support for Ireland's main opposition party Fianna Fail has surged since its decision to back Prime Minister Enda Kenny's minority government from opposition, resulting in a nine percentage point lead, an opinion poll showed on Thursday (7 July).
Brexit 01-07-2016

Irish EU minister: Post-Brexit North-South hard border ‘not acceptable’

Ireland's EU minister has told EURACTIV.com that any post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the Republic should allow status quo in terms of movement of goods or people, and a 'hard border' would be "unacceptable."
Brexit 29-06-2016

Kenny says Cameron will fight to keep free movement with Ireland after Brexit

Enda Kenny tried today (29 June) to dispel concerns that Brexit would disrupt the peace process between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and said the UK would fight to keep free movement between the two countries.
Brexit 21-06-2016

Polls: UK referendum could go either way

Britain's referendum on European Union membership could go either way, polls indicated today (21 June), two days from a vote that could determine the political and economic fate of Europe.
Elections 09-05-2016

Irish PM secures re-election after 10-week stalemate

Enda Kenny was re-elected Ireland's prime minister on 6 May to end 10 weeks of political deadlock, when his party's biggest rival abstained to usher in the first minority government in decades -- and one many believe will be short-lived.
Elections 07-04-2016

Ireland braces for unprecedented ‘grand coalition’

Acting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has proposed entering an unprecedented coalition government with the country's second-largest party, and historic rival, Fianna Fáil, his Fine Gael party said yesterday (6 April).
Elections 29-02-2016

Irish government concedes election defeat

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny conceded defeat on 27 February following elections that saw the governing coalition punished by voters weary of austerity, leaving the eurozone country in political limbo with no clear winner.
Euro & Finance 03-02-2016

Irish PM calls election for 26 February

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Wednesday (3 February) called parliamentary elections for 26 February in a small poll that could see disillusioned voters turn away from established parties to back political mavericks.
Energy 20-04-2015

Irish PM ordered MEP to drop support for EU energy savings fund

EXCLUSIVE / Taoiseach Enda Kenny allegedly ordered an Irish MEP to drop his support for a €5 billion ringfence for energy efficiency projects in the €315-billion Juncker Investment Plan.

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