Mayo Office Address:
Tucker Street, Castlebar Co Mayo
Dublin Office Address:
Upper Merrion Street,
Fine Gael Website: www.finegael2011.com
Enda Kenny (born 24 April 1951) has been the Taoiseach of Ireland since 9 March 2011. The leader of the Fine Gael party since 2002, he has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Mayo since 1975, having succeeded his father Henry Kenny.
Enda served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 to 1997. He has been leader of Fine Gael since 2002, is the longest-serving TD in Dáil Éireann still in office, and is the incumbent Father of the Dáil. He is also a two-term Vice President of the European People's Party.
Enda led Fine Gael in the 2011 general election. He subsequently brokered an agreement with the Labour Party to form a coalition government, and he was appointed Taoiseach by President Mary McAleese following his election at the first meeting of the 31st Dáil 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.
Enda Kenny was born in the village of Islandeady near Castlebar, County Mayo in 1951, the third child of five. He was educated locally at St. Patrick's national school in Cornanool and St. Gerald's College (De La Salle) in Castlebar. Kenny subsequently attended St Patrick's College of Education in Dublin and University College Galway. He briefly worked as a primary school teacher.
Enda has been married to Dubliner Fionnuala O'Kelly since 1992. O'Kelly is first cousin to sitting MEP Seán Kelly, former President of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The Kelly family originally come from the parish of Kilcummin near Killarney, County Kerry. Enda and Fionnuala have three children, one daughter and two sons. The couple met in Leinster House where O'Kelly worked as a press officer for Fianna Fáil. She later worked with RTÉ.