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Thread: If Kenny isn't Taoiseach in the next govt,could he become Minister of Foreign Affairs

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    Default If Kenny isn't Taoiseach in the next govt,could he become Minister of Foreign Affairs

    When it comes to forming the next government and Fine Gael and Labour do the expected and form a coalition, what will happen if Fine Gael aren't the largest party and Kenny won't be Taoiseach. Maybe Kenny could be Minister for Foreign Affairs? He is the spokesman for Northern Ireland for Fine Gael and it was hinted if he was ousted in the leadership challenge in the summer he could stay on in Foreign Affairs in a frontbench under Bruton.

    People often say Kenny is a likeable guy in private, maybe that quality would make him a good Foreign Affairs minister.

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    I think wild card Varadkar offered him that on RTE before heave,along with 3 a.m phone call scenario (and it was not Cowen binging). Does anyone seriously that Taoiseach Baby Bruton is a runner ? Serious.

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    I don't think FG will get a different leader before the new election plus it would be unfair to Kenny, to lead FG into the next election with them emerging as largest party and not be Taoiseach after being leader of FG for 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahenyFG View Post
    When it comes to forming the next government and Fine Gael and Labour do the expected and form a coalition, what will happen if Fine Gael aren't the largest party and Kenny won't be Taoiseach. Maybe Kenny could be Minister for Foreign Affairs? He is the spokesman for Northern Ireland for Fine Gael and it was hinted if he was ousted in the leadership challenge in the summer he could stay on in Foreign Affairs in a frontbench under Bruton.

    People often say Kenny is a likeable guy in private, maybe that quality would make him a good Foreign Affairs minister.

    IF FG aren't the largest party after the next election then EK will resign and will not be in cabinet. IF FG are the largest party after the next election but LAB get second and decide to go in with FF (LAB taoiseach etc) then EK will resign and will be a backbencher.

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    I think a government composed as follows would have a lot of credibility with the public.

    Taoiseach: Eamon Gilmore
    Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs: Enda Kenny
    Minister for Finance: Ruairi Quinn
    Minister for Enterprise/Job Creation: Richard Bruton

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    I think Kenny would be good in a new department responsible for overhauling our political system, and introducing a code of ethics accross the Oireactas. One thing our Political system needs is a complete overhaul and Kenny although seen as wooden, is very well liked accross all parties and would be excellent at instilling new confidence into our political system - which is very badly needed

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    There will be people beyond the current members of the Dáil looking for senior cabinet positions after the next election. The likes of Alex White and, in particular, Eugene Regan.

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    If Kenny isn't the next Taoiseach any job he gets will still be a promotion. After all he is the longest serving TD in the dail and has only been a Minister for Tourism so the only way is up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iarmhi Gael View Post
    I think Kenny would be good in a new department responsible for overhauling our political system, and introducing a code of ethics accross the Oireactas. One thing our Political system needs is a complete overhaul and Kenny although seen as wooden, is very well liked accross all parties and would be excellent at instilling new confidence into our political system - which is very badly needed
    As the longest serving TD in the Dail I think Kenny would be possibly the worst choice for this type of post. You need somebody in that role who hasn't been institutionalised. A first terrm TD is required for this role, not the Dail grand dad

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    A winning slogan for Labour: "They say we'll make Enda Taoiseach. Only if you don't give us enough votes!"

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