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Enda Kenny fuels speculation over a snap General Election

By Niall O’Connor and John Downing

Published 26/04/2016

Fine Gael leader and caretaker Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Fine Gael leader and caretaker Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has fuelled the speculation of a snap General Election after telling ministers that “history will be kind” to the outgoing Cabinet.

Towards the end of this today’s Cabinet meeting, Mr Kenny intervened to thank those present for their service.

The Fine Gael leader said that recent weeks have been challenging but that ministers will be remembered for their dedication to the State.

Mr Kenny also said “history will be kind” to the outgoing Cabinet, according to one source present, who suggested the remarks were interpreted as being the last meeting of outgoing Fine Gael and Labour Party ministers.

A second source concurred, adding that there was a clear indication that a second election is on the cards. However, a senior Fine Gael source cautioned against reading too much into Mr Kenny’s remarks.

Mr Kenny was present in the Dáil today as TDs rowed over putting the issue of water charges to a debate.

He is due to address the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting today.

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