Pascal Donohoe rules himself out running for FG leader

Paschal Donohoe has ruled himself out as a contender for Fine Gael leader.

It’s understood Enda Kenny will be given time over the weekend to set a timeline for his departure – or face a motion of no confidence.

Minister Donohoe was expected to throw his hat in the ring to replace the Taoiseach – but this morning confirmed he won’t be a candidate.

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Others expected to put themselves forward include Simon Coveney, Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar and Frances Fitzgerald.

Pascal Donohoe says he’s happy with the job he has.