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Enda Kenny

Assumed office
9 March 2011
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore
Preceded by Brian Cowen
Leader of Fine Gael
Assumed office
5 June 2002
Deputy Richard Bruton
James Reilly
Preceded by Michael Noonan
Minister for Tourism and Trade
In office
15 December 1994 – 6 June 1997
Preceded by Charlie McCreevy
Succeeded by Jim McDaid
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
June 1997
Preceded by Constituency established
Constituency Mayo
In office
November 1975 – June 1997
Preceded by Henry Kenny
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency Mayo West
Personal details
Born 24 April 1951 (1951-04-24) (age 69)
Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Fionnuala O'Kelly (m. 1992–present)
Children 1 daughter
2 sons
Alma mater St Patrick's College of Education, Dublin
University College, Galway (UCG)

Enda Kenny (born 24 April 1951) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been the Taoiseach since 2011. Kenny has led Fine Gael since 2002. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 to 1997. He is also a two-term Vice President of the European People's Party.

Kenny has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Mayo since 1975, having succeeded his father Henry Kenny. He is the longest-serving TD currently in Dáil Éireann, which makes him the incumbent Father of the Dáil.

Kenny led Fine Gael in the 2011 general election. He subsequently brokered an agreement with the Labour Party and formed a coalition government on 9 March 2011. He is Fine Gael's first Taoiseach since John Bruton from 1994 to 1997, and the first Fine Gael leader to win government in an election since Garret FitzGerald in 1982.

Preceded by
Henry Kenny
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála
for Mayo West

Constituency abolished
New constituency Fine Gael Teachta Dála
for Mayo

Political offices
Preceded by
George Birmingham
Minister of State for Youth Affairs
Succeeded by
Frank Fahey
Preceded by
Charlie McCreevy
Minister for Tourism and Trade
Succeeded by
Jim McDaid
Preceded by
Michael Noonan
Leader of the Opposition
Succeeded by
Micheál Martin
Preceded by
Brian Cowen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Michael Noonan
Leader of Fine Gael
Preceded by
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
Baby of the Dáil
Succeeded by
Síle de Valera
Preceded by
Séamus Pattison
Father of the Dáil

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