Long pays tribute to Kenny after resignation announcement

Alliance Leader Naomi Long has paid tribute to Enda Kenny, who has announced his resignation as Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader.

Mr Kenny will step down as party leader effective from midnight but will continue as acting leader and Taoiseach until a replacement is elected by June 2.

“Enda Kenny will be remembered in Northern Ireland for showing a true commitment to the peace process, as well as helping seek solutions to several crises which took place in his time in office,” said Mrs Long.

“He also displayed a proactive approach to Brexit and realised the damaging impact it will have on everyone on the island, whether north or south, and established a forum to help seek solutions to it.

“Although we might not have always shared the same political views on some issues, I wish him well in his future and thank him for his work as Taoiseach.”

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