Listen: Enda Kenny To Resign As Fine Gael Leader At Midnight
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed, via Twitter, in the last few moments, that the will resign as leader of Fine Gael at midnight, tonight.
It triggers the beginning of a three week long contest to replace him, with the only declared candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney.
He'll continue as Taoiseach until sometime in June in order to let his successor have talks with other parties.
Our political correspondent, Páraic Gallagher's in Leinster House: