Statement on the Fine Gael leadership Contest

Added May 19th, 2017

Following the decision of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD to step down as Leader of Fine Gael after fifteen years, during which time he has led our Party and the Country through a very challenging time we now have to make a decision on who should lead Fine Gael.

We are fortunate as a Party that we have talented Oireachtas Members who are prepared to put their names forward to contest the leadership of the Party. I have decided to support Leo Varadkar TD to become the next Leader of Fine Gael and Taoiseach. I have known Leo for over twenty years and I believe that with the skills, talent, enthusiasm and energy he has that he is the best person to lead Ireland and Fine Gael.

Through his experience in Government he has gained a reputation for being a straight talking, hard working Minister who I believe is best placed to take on the role as Leader of Fine Gael.

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