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Enda Kenny should step aside as Brexit Minister when he leaves office - poll

The poll also showed strong support for a united Ireland to avoid a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

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THE VAST MAJORITY of Irish people think Enda Kenny should step aside as Brexit Minister when he leaves office, according to a recent poll.

The Red C/ Sunday Business Post poll shows that 60% of those polled think that Kenny should relinquish his title as Brexit Minister once he resigns as Taoiseach.

Although Kenny hasn’t officially announced when he will leave, he’s expected to give a timeline for his departure soon – sometime after 29 April is one reported deadline.

That’s the date set for the European Council – a summit that will set the negotiating criteria for talks between the EU and UK.

Kenny has signaled that he wishes to stay on to ensure Brexit negotiations and talks in Northern Ireland progress smoothly – a move Simon Coveney, who’s a leading candidate for the Fine Gael leadership described as ‘unsurprising’.

The same poll also showed that People were split on whether there should be a general election when Enda Kenny steps down and there’s another Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach.

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The poll also showed that the vast majority of people didn’t think the government had a clear plan to deal with Brexit (68%) and that 58% of people thought that a united Ireland was the best way to avoid a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Read: ‘Silence from the rebels’ as Kenny talks to Fine Gael TDs about his future

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