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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Enda Kenny

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# Remembrance
Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine
The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.
AS IT HAPPENED
'I found it difficult to watch': Enda Kenny grilled over children with scoliosis left on waiting lists
Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.
# Your Say
Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive?
Guidelines are to be issued to schools outlining how they can help cut costs for parents.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Enda Kenny invite Donald Trump to visit Ireland?
The Taoiseach will meet with Trump in Washington next month.
# travel ban
Gerry Adams: 'I disagree with Congressman Peter King profoundly on many, many issues'
Criticism has been levelled at Sinn Féin over their connections to a congressman linked to the US travel ban.
# did it to yourself
Enda off to Malta for EU meeting but Theresa May set to be excluded
All 28 EU leaders will attend today’s meeting in Malta, with Theresa May to be excluded from the afternoon session.
AS IT HAPPENED
"We were those immigrants": Enda says those with dual-citizenship should show their Irish passport
Stay with us as we take you through Leaders’ Questions blow by blow.
# no holdy hands
Enda Kenny says he will tell Trump in person that he disagrees with his travel ban
The UK Prime Minister Theresa May is in Dublin today to meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
# should i stay or should i go?
Here's what Irish parties think about Enda Kenny visiting Donald Trump in the White House
The AAA-PBP want a Dáil debate.on the matter.
# Conscientious Objection
'Not in my name': 30k sign Irish petition against Kenny visiting Trump on St Patrick's Day
A petition in the UK against inviting Trump for a State visit has over one million signatures.
# presidential visit
Poll: Should Enda Kenny meet Donald Trump on St Patrick's Day?
A spokesperson for Kenny said he would be “acting in the interests of the Irish people” by raising issues with Trump.
# pay back
A Fine Gael politician has not fully repaid the large allowance he was given after losing his Dáil seat
Senator Ray Butler received the payment after he lost his Dáil seat in Meath.
# talk time
Enda Kenny will have a meeting with Theresa May in Dublin today
This visit comes after the British Prime Minister met with US President Donald Trump on Friday.
# Catholic Church
'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out
Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.
# smiles and shamrocks
Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban
The Green Party says Trump’s actions are “intolerable”, while Charlie Flanagan says the ban “concerns” him.
# parks and recreation
€500,000 to be invested in boosting tourism at Ireland's national parks
The funding will focus on the five national parks and five nature reserves along the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as Wicklow National Park.
# jobs minister
Mary Mitchell O'Connor says she can handle criticism but it 'really hurts' her parents
The minister says her sick mother has lost sleep over some of the commentary about her performance.
# Not happening
'Incompatible like oil and water': Fine Gael rules out Sinn Féin coalition
Enda Kenny came under fire this week after comments he made suggested he was opening the possibility of Fine Gael going into government with Sinn Féin.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Fine Gael consider going into power with Sinn Féin?
Taoiseach Enda Kenny recently refused to rule out such a coalition.
# republic
An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March
A Fianna Fáil senator has proposed 21 January (the date the first Dáil sat in 1919) should be Ireland’s Independence Day.
# New ball game
A future Fine Gael and Sinn Féin coalition? Not completely impossible, it would seem
Enda Kenny has declined to rule out whether Fine Gael would consider going into coalition government with Sinn Féin.
# Irish in America
Enda believes undocumented Irish with 'minor indiscretions' will not be turfed out by Trump
Trump has said he wants to deport illegal immigrants who have a criminal record.
# New Laws
Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal
Cabinet has approved a proposal by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to provide a definition of sexual consent.
AS IT HAPPENED
Enda Kenny asked 'are we wide open to terrorists?
Taoiseach grilled about Brexit and arrests at Dublin airport yesterday.
# Longford
Open library or open longer? Rural plan criticised for launching in library soon to have staffless hours
Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín says human connectivity will be replaced by automation with staffless hours.
# come on back
'Resurrecting Ireland's villages': The new plan to get people to return home to rural Ireland
The government’s Action Plan on Rural Development is being launched today in Longford.
# long haul
An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there's no chance of an Irish election in 2017
Asked whether there should be one, he said “not at all”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Irish government invite Theresa May to address the Dáil?
Prime Minister May is due to visit Ireland before the end of the month.
# RSVP
A request has been made for Theresa May to speak in the Dáil
The Irish government is making Downing Street aware of the request.
# Brexit
Enda Kenny and Theresa May have had a phone call about Northern Ireland
The also spoke about May’s much anticipated speech on Brexit scheduled for tomorrow.
# Snap Election
Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process
Adams said he does not think the Taoiseach has “good instincts” when it comes to dealing with these issues.
# Vulture funds
Spanish inspiration? Anti-eviction movement heats up with bill to end loopholes used to evict tenants
AAA-PBP is kicking off the first day of the Dáil session tomorrow with its Anti-Eviction Bill.
# oversight
'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation
Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.
# cash for ash
'Huge damage has been done': Kenny and Adams discuss political turmoil in North
An election now seems inevitable.
# hell no H20
Water charges won't bring down this government, says Taoiseach
Kenny said Irish Water is “getting on with its work” and is making “real advances”.
# No regrets
Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump
When asked about Trump’s comments in the Dáil in May, Kenny described the comments as both “racist and dangerous”.
# no enda game
Enda rules out general election and Cabinet reshuffle in the near future
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also said there’s no chance of a coalition with Fianna Fáil in the future.
# Money Money Money
The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried
Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.
# factcheck
FactCheck: You asked, we answered - how does Irish politicians' pay compare to Europe?
How do our TDs and Taoiseach’s salaries compare to their continental counterparts?