Donegal's Minister pays tribute to Taoiseach Kenny
May 20, 2017, 00:42
The announcement came a day after Kenny said he would quit, kicking off a succession contest that was confirmed as a race between two younger ministers after other potential candidates stepped aside and colleagues began to pick sides.
Deputy Fitzpatrick has said that he would be backing the current Housing Minister to succeed Enda Kenny as party leader and Taoiseach, describing him on local radio as "the whole package".
Simon Coveney is in Clare today for a number of engagements including the Clare Fine Gael AGM, but his visit here comes as he faces an uphill battle to defeat Leo Varadkar.
Earlier on Friday Fine Gael leadership challenger Simon Coveney admitted that the momentum is with Mr Varadkar but rejected any suggestion of conceding.
"I will continue to carry out my duties as party leader in an acting capacity until my successor is elected", the 66-year-old said.
In another significant development that further signalled generational change within Fine Gael, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced he would not seek a place in the next cabinet and would not stand at the next election.
Since he was first elected as TD, his career as Fine Gael leader has been a series of ups and downs.
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"I want to lead a party and a country that can heal numerous divisions that have opened up over the last decade or so".
Unsettled colleagues are banking on a new leader reviving their fortunes after falling marginally behind rivals Fianna Fail in most surveys. So who would you vote for between Coveney and Varadkar?
He told his party he would remain as leader for a "brief but appropriate period" to facilitate a leadership contest.
"Whoever takes over from Enda Kenny will be the person who has to protect Irish interests during the very delicate Brexit negotiations". No one deserves it more.
He is the first Fine Gael leader to win re-election to office. "I have chose to implement that decision today", Kenny said in a statement.
This is important as the 73 TDs, senators and MEPs who are members of the parliamentary party have a 65% share of the overall vote with party members having 25% and councillors 10%.
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Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, also declined to attend the debate, citing May's absence. She said: "Theresa May may not have the guts to be here but her spokesman Paul Nuttall is in her place".
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Syria's state news agency SANA said troops and pro-government gunmen repelled the IS attack on villages in Hama province. The two villages are home to members of several religious minority sects, and Al-Mabujeh has been targeted by IS before.
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Japanese Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers on his 83rd birthday, his first since voicing a desire to abdicate . The legislation is necessary because Japan's Imperial House Law does not provide for the emperor to step down.
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Waymo and Lyft are forging a new partnership to work on self-driving cars, spokespeople for both companies confirmed Sunday night. The companies declined to elaborate more specifically on the terms of the deal or what the work would entail.
Lawsuits against Honda Motor Company HMC, Ford Motor Company F and Nissan Motor have not been settled yet, per the lawyers. The recall affects vehicles as far back as the 2000 model year and as recent as the 2016 model year.
Analysts, on average, seem bullish as they suggest FL is worth $12.5 more, giving a target price of $82.95/share. Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Foot Locker by 32.1% in the first quarter.
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United States officials said the missile hit the water around 60 miles (around 100 kilometers) from eastern Russia's Vladivostok. The Korean Central News Agency has called North Korea's new missile a "ground to ground medium to long-range ballistic missile".
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