Enda Kenny announced in the Dáil that he was seeking a dissolution of parliament, paving the way for an election
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny announces Irish election date

A general election in the Republic of Ireland is to take place on 26 February.

Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny has asked Irish President Michael D Higgins to dissolve the parliament (Dáil)

BBC News NI Ireland Correspondent Shane Harrison reports.

  • 03 Feb 2016