Minister Flanagan Rules Out FG Leadership Bid

Written 9 months ago by Newsroom


Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says he won’t be throwing his hat in the ring to become the next party leader.

Enda Kenny is under pressure to announce his intentions but has indicated he will not be standing aside in the coming weeks.

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney, two of the leading contenders to replace him, have been attempting to calm backbenchers who want the Taoiseach to depart within days.

Foreign Affairs Minister Flanagan says he is focused on his current role.

The Irish Examiner reports that Simon Coveney has told supporters that a radical “generational change” is needed in the party.

Political editor Daniel McConnell says that raises some questions about Minister Flanagan’s future.