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Enda Kenny

Personal data
Date of birth24 April 1951(age 64)
Place of birthCastlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
SpouseFionnuala O'Kelly (m. 1992 present)
Children1 daughter
2 sons
Alma materSt Patrick's College of Education, Dublin
University College, Galway
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Taoiseach
Assumed office9 March 2011
TánaisteEamon Gilmore
Preceded byBrian Cowen
Leader of Fine Gael
Assumed office5 June 2002
DeputyRichard Bruton
James Reilly
Preceded byMichael Noonan
Minister for Tourism and Trade
In office15 December 1994 - 6 June 1997
Succeeded byJim McDaid
Preceded byCharlie McCreevy
Teachta Dála
Assumed officeJune 1997
ConstituencyMayo
Preceded byConstituency established
In officeNovember 1975 - June 1997
ConstituencyMayo West
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Preceded byHenry Kenny

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Enda Kenny (born 24 April 1951) is the current Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland. He has been the leader of Fine Gael since 2002. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 to 1997. He is also a two-term Vice President of the European People's Party.

Kenny has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Mayo since 1975, having succeeded his father Henry Kenny. He is the longest-serving TD in Dáil Éireann still in office, which makes him the incumbent Father of the Dáil.

Kenny led Fine Gael in the 2011 general election. He subsequently brokered an agreement with the Labour Party and formed a coalition government on 9 March 2011. He is Fine Gael's first Taoiseach since John Bruton from 1994 to 1997, and the first Fine Gael leader to win government in an election since Garret FitzGerald in 1982.


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