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Enda Kenny says he has no intention of staying on as Taoiseach beyond the lifetime of the next Government

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny has said he has no intention of staying on as Taoiseach beyond the lifetime of the next Government.

Mr Kenny said Government chief whip Paul Kehoe used "a lot of poetic licence" when he said earlier this week that Mr Kenny plans to serve a full term if re-elected and then contest another election.

"It would be very arrogant and presumptuous of any public representative to assume that they can be elected to anything, myself included, until the people vote," said Mr Kenny.

"I have no intention of staying beyond the remit of the next Government to be Taoiseach."

Speaking in Co Mayo, Mr Kenny said it was his intention to win the forthcoming general election and lead a Fine Gael/Labour government.