Leo Varadkar is said to be preparing a challenge to Enda Kenny for the leadership of the Fine Gael party.
Varadkar, who many feel is a lackluster Minister for Health, is said to be “sick and tired” of Kenny and his outdated politicing. According to many Fine Gael supporters, Enda Kenny is the reason the party didn’t get an overall majority in the recent election.
An insider told The Liberal:
“We’ve had enough of Enda, it’s time for him to go. The election was ours to lose and we lost it, badly. Leo thinks he can take the party in a new direction and he has plenty of support behind him. Personally I want new blood altogether but if one thing is for certain, Kenny has to go”.
The news comes hot on the heels of Kenny seemingly acknowledging his own demise when he said over the past 48 hours that he “will not be able to form a government” but that if he can’t return as Taoiseach, he will “resign as the leader of Fine Gael”.
A challenger to Varadkar is the less popular Corkman Simon Coveney.