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Does Richard Bruton still want Enda Kenny's job?

Bruton told TheJournal.ie that the two Fine Gael TDs have moved on from his attempted coup in 2010 but does he still have his eye on the prize?

Minister Richard Bruton with Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Minister Richard Bruton with Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Archive

MINISTER RICHARD BRUTON, has said that he and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have “moved on” from his attempted leadership coup in 2010.

Bruton was recently appointed by Kenny as Director of Elections for the Seanad Abolition Referendum which he said is an issue they both feel “very passionately about”.

“We work very closely and always have but you know even in well organised relationships there are times when issues come to a clash and that happened but we’ve moved on,” he told TheJournal.ie.

Bruton said he did not regret his decision at the time and that it is “now history as far as the party is concerned”.

But does the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation still want to be leader of the Fine Gael Party?

(Video: © TheJournal.ie)

Despite his indication that he still has an ambition to lead the party, Bruton said that he thinks Enda Kenny is “giving this country great solid leadership” and that he doesn’t have another coup in the works.

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