Republic of Ireland exits theocracy. Kenny is the first leader since 1922 that steps away from sectarianism.

“As I explained to the Cardinal and members of the Church, my book is the Constitution, and the Constitution is determined by the people. It’s the people’s book, and we live in a republic, and I have a duty and a responsibility as head of government is to legislate in respect of what the people’s wishes are. Those wishes have been determined and set out by the Supreme Court, which determines what the Constitution actually means. The people have given their views on this already. But it’s now a process that we’ve entered into as a legislature, and that’s our responsibility in this republic. It is time to bring clarity and certainty to it…”

Enda Kenny