Enda Kenny is the current Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael. Representing the Mayo constituency, he was first elected to the Dáil in 1975 when he won the seat previously held by his father, Henry Kenny. Enda Kenny then took up leadership of the party after Michael Noonan stood down from the postion in 2002 following a poor performance in the general election. Kenny took over as Taosieach following the elections in February 2011.
Voters should be allowed to question their political leaders in parliament, according to the UK’s Labour leader Ed Miliband. But is this a cheap gimmick or an idea that could re-invigorate people’s passion for politics?
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