Statement by Minister Donohoe on FG Party Leadership

21st March, 2024

Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform and Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central, Paschal Donohoe this afternoon (Thursday) said: ‘I have decided that I will not be putting my name forward to lead Fine Gael’.
“I have long said that my focus is on the two jobs that I am privileged to hold; that of Government Minister and as President of the Eurogroup. That remains to be the case. It is with a huge honour that I undertake my work on the domestic and international stage.
“It was a great surprise to learn of Leo’s intentions. I thank him for his great service to Ireland and for the opportunities that he has afforded me. I do believe that a wealth of talent and experience exists in Fine Gael and that exciting times lie ahead, both for the Party and ultimately for the country.”