About: Enda Kenny Archives

  • Thousands march in Dublin against Irish water charges

    News | Sustainable Development 23-03-2015

    Tens of thousands took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday (21 March) in the latest mass protest against new water charges, which have sparked widespread public anger.

  • Kenny ‘won’t remain silent’ on UK demands for EU reform

    News | Brexit 14-01-2015

    Ireland’s Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said Tuesday  (12 January) that his government would back reforming the European Union to help keep the UK a member, as long as Westminster's proposals were “reasonable”.

  • Kenny: “Unreachable targets can’t be set”

     Video | Promoted content | Climate change 23-10-2014

    On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that Ireland will be “ambitious about climate targets, but we don't want to be in a position where completely unreachable targets are set for us.”

  • Ireland to phase out tax loophole

    News | Euro & Finance 15-10-2014

    Ireland will phase out a tax loophole that multinationals use to save billions of dollars under sweeping changes to its corporate tax structure announced in its new budget yesterday (14 October), the first in seven years without new austerity measures.

  • Herman’s handbook for the new Council President

    Opinion | EU Priorities 2020 29-08-2014

    Despite a reputation for having the “charisma of a damp rag”, as Nigel Farage once put it, Van Rompuy made European Council meetings more efficient and his successor should learn a lot from him, writes Agata Gosty?ska.

  • From reform to Growth – EPP Congress Dublin 2014

     Video | Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 23-04-2014

    The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies was present at the XII Congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) that took place in Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2014, an event that gathered more than 2,000 participants, including the leaders of EU institutions, heads of state and government, party leaders, ministers, national and European parliamentarians, and delegates from EPP member parties throughout Europe.

  • Irish PM linked to EU’s top job

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 19-12-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny commented on the speculation that he might be running for the position of president of the European Commission or the European Council.
    Kenny also said that EU leaders have made 'significant progress' on the baking union deal.

  • Ireland PM Enda Kenny arrives at the May 2013 EU Summit

     Video | Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

    On his arrival at the May 2013 EU Council, Ireland PM Enda Kenny said that 'Ireland's corporate tax is very clear and transparent and we do not do any special deals with individual companies'. 'The European Commission has not been in touch with him about Apple', he added.

  • Irish PM arrives at the March 2013 EU Summit

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 14-03-2013

    An EU summit opening in Brussels today (14 March) is expected to see leaders offer conflicting views on the economy, with France’s Socialist President François Hollande leading calls for Europe to loosen the austerity policies adopted in response to the eurozone debt crisis. Hollande will find an unexpected ally in UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who also backs a more “flexible” approach to debt policing.

  • Ireland seen as a model for recovery, but risks remain

    News | Euro & Finance 14-01-2013

    With Ireland at the helm of the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union, leaders and policymakers have praised the country for regaining international confidence after seeking a bailout in 2010. But Dublin cannot concede victory just yet.

  • Ireland wants bank debt deal by June

     Video | Promoted content | Banking union 11-01-2013

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and his team of EU commissioners travelled to Dublin on Thursday to mark the start of the Irish presidency.
    Prime Minister Enda Kenny wants to use his presidency term to clinch a deal on restructuring Ireland's bank debt and successfully exiting the bailout programme.
    Banking supervision and reaching a deal on the EU budget will also be amongst Dublin's priorities.

  • Ireland unveils EU Presidency priorities

     Video | Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 18-12-2012

    Stability, jobs and growth. This is the motto that will define Ireland's upcoming EU Council presidency starting on January 1st. On Monday Ireland unveiled their agenda for the next 6 months.
    Banking supervision and reaching a deal on the EU budget will take center stage. But with EU leaders failing to reach consensus on the next EU long-term budget in November, the Irish will be under pressure to clinch a deal.