Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Castlebar earlier today to lay the foundation stone for a new swimming pool
Mr Kenny was speaking in Castlebar where he insisted he would only step down as Taoiseach prior to the next election.
“I’ve always said that my intention would be to serve the full term but not to lead the party into the next general election.
The Taoiseach said he was recently stopped on the street by a man who thanked him “for volunteering to run our country.”
Mr Kenny said the man had expressed his astonishment that so many people who put their names forward to be elected to Dáil Eireann do not want to have anything to do with Government and do not want to have anything to do with making decisions.
“So that’s why the responsibility is on me as leader of the largest party to put together a Government that is now in situ with the assistance and agreement of other parties in Opposition and at Government level will try to implement in the very best way we can the Programme for Government that we have set out,” he added.
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