Varadkar calls current situation "distracting and destabilising"

He said that "Everyone is waiting to hear from the Taoiseach"

Varadkar calls current situation "distracting and destabilising"

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Leo Varadkar has released a statement outlining his position on the current state of the Government. 

Pressure is already mounting on Enda Kenny to end the speculation around the future of Fine Gael.

In a statement released today, Leo Varadkar said that the ongoing speculation about Kenny's future is "distracting and destabilising" to the government.

Varadkar said "Everyone is waiting to hear from the Taoiseach. The current situation is distracting and destabilising for the government, the party and the country."

He finished by saying "'I have full confidence in the Taoiseach to settle it."

The statement is seen as increasing the pressure on Kenny to make a public statement in the coming days about whether he will step down as party leader. 


The statement comes days after the party chairman, Martin Heydon, asked TDs and Senators to stop commenting on the situation - and to allow Kenny the time to reach his own decision.

Varadkar is currently seen as the front runner for the position of Fine Gael party leader, if Kenny steps down. Simon Coveney is also in the running for party leader.