As the Dail is set to reconvene next week, the Taoiseach has claimed he is going nowhere and will continue to lead Fine Gael.
Insiders had claimed that Kenny would face a heave either from Leo Varadkar or Simon Coveney.
Kenny addressed the party’s TDs and Senators at a meeting in Leinster House prior to their 6 week summer break, but he is again expected to make a declaration for his intention to stay as Taoiseach when the Dail starts again next week.
Despite various calls and rumblings for him to step down, it’s believed Kenny will not outline a timetable for his departure as Fine Gael leader
Instead, it’s expected that he will outline his priorities over the next few months, including a series of diplomatic engagements with European leaders and the passing of the budget after it is announced in October.
Many Fine Gael TDs believe the party would take a trouncing if a snap election was called, especially with Enda Kenny as the Fine Gael leader.