Enda Kenny Will Resign As Taoiseach This Evening
Enda Kenny is due to resign as Taoiseach this evening, following failure to be reappointed in the Dáil today.
Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin, Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and AAA-PBP Richard Boyd Barrett were all also nominated for the position but failed to secure enough votes, so Kenny will remain as caretaker Taoiseach until a new government is formed.
He said: "Let me assure the Irish people that a government remains in place."
"I and my Cabinet colleagues will continue to work hard in the best interests of the country and all the people."
He added: “It’s not the outcome that I personally would have liked to see but I respect the verdict of the people."
Kenny was due to travel to Áras an Uachtaráin to officially tender his resignation after the Dáil adjourned business today.
The Dáil will resume on March 22.