Enda is Royalty - Fiounuala O'Kelly, his wife, was talent spotted by PJ Mara, and ended up reporting to The Boos directly in order to keep CJ in power
Moves afoot to get his daughter in after him
Fifty years a TD for Enda Kenny? It
Taoiseach’s decision to run again might ease daughter Aoibhinn’s political inheritance
Oliver Callan: Kenny
She's a big beast...takes after her FFer mum FionnualaThe Blueshirt from the West was one of the Taoiseach’s appointees to the Seanad on €65,000 a year plus expenses. The trouble is, the Galway man lives in Chicago.
More importantly though, he gave Enda’s daughter Aoibhinn Kenny a summer job on a J1 visa in 2013.
Billy maintains she “probably got lucky”.
But in an interview on Newstalk admitted: “Why wouldn’t you look after a friend’s daughter?” The relatives of politicians are always so lucky.
Aoibhinn Kenny later got a job as an intern to US Senator Charles E. Schumer last summer.
In her first year, she thought she should be elected to the SU
Enda's girl Aoibhinn loses election in recount drama - Independent.ie
Fight for Kenny's seat is more than a two-horse race - Independent.ieThis time it was her turn. The first-year UCD law and economics student had made her first tentative foray on to the hustings when she put her name down to run for the part-time post with the students' union of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, or Irish language officer.
Billy Lawless: Giving KennyWhoever fills the position, which comes with a €87,258 salary and €31,365 worth of unvouched expenses, will need the blessing of the Fine Gael leader to ensure the local support base weighs in behind the new Castlebar candidate.
...the close-knit Kenny family decide the name which he carried from his father Henry should remain on the ballot sheet for another generation. The Taoiseach's daughter, Aoibhinn Kenny, is the best-placed member of the clan to carry the baton for the Islandeady family....was selected for the prestigious Washington Ireland Programme, which prepares ambitious young people for future leadership roles.
Even in Myo they've figured him outIreland’s first overseas senator Billy Lawless says accusations of cronyism made against him for giving the Taoiseach’s daughter a J1 job are “absolutely ridiculous”.
He said Aoibhinn Kenny was lucky and she was one of first ones to apply. He said he knew her and “why wouldn’t you look after a friend’s daughter?”
Enda Kenny: Castlebar blows hot and cold on plan to run again
Should there by a dynastic inheritance like this ? Also what of her start in life ?Quite a few people in the Taoiseach’s home town of Castlebar were scratching their heads yesterday after reading a headline in the Connaught Telegraph saying “Kenny will run again”.