Fine Gael in Donegal tight lipped on Enda Kenny’s future

A member of the Fine Gael frontbench has called on the party's Deputy leader Richard Bruton to pull back from the brink of a challenge to Enda Kenny's leadership.

It's reported today that he told Mr Kenny at the weekend that he no longer had confidence in him in the position.

James Reilly said he's very worried the heave will damage the party, and he hopes it will be resolved before going 'the whole way'.

However the party's health spokesperson also believes if there is a leadership battle - Enda Kenny will come out on top.

Deputy Reilly says now is not the time to be fighting internal disputes:

Deputy Joe McHugh says he beleives that the situation can be resolved 'in house' and has not expressed his opinion on who should be the leader of Fine Gael.

He has also confirmed he is meeting party members across the county today to gauge their opinions on the issue.

Meanwhile during a visit to Donegal in Febuary of this year Enda Kenny reaction to the publication of a poll which again showed confidence in him was falling.

At the time he said the party was united behind him and that he would lead Fine Gael into the next general election.