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There wasn't much love for Enda Kenny in Cork today

The Taoiseach was met with more protests in the rebel county this morning.

ENDA KENNY WAS confronted by more protesters as he campaigned in Cork earlier today.

The Taoiseach was in the rebel county for a sod-turning ceremony at the old Beamish building along with Tánaiste Joan Burton.

Kenny arrived on foot, surrounded by gardaí, as protesters walked alongside him shouting various slogans, including “out, out, out” and “traitor”.

He was accompanied along South Main Street by local Fine Gael ministers Simon Coveney and Dara Murphy.

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One report said that the Taoiseach was called “a langer” – a popular term of abuse (or endearment) in Cork – by the protesters.

Kenny is launching Fine Gael’s proposals to tackle crime in Cork today.

He will also be canvassing in various constituencies, including Cork South Central, Cork North Central, Cork South West and Cork East.

It’s the second time this week that Kenny has been confronted by protesters while on the campaign trail.

He was abused by a small number of demonstrators on a visit to Wicklow on Tuesday.

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