A number of TDs have wished the Taoiseach well during what is likely to be his final Leader’s Questions in the Dáil.

Labour leader Brendan Howlin wished Enda Kenny and his family well, saying that considering the energy that he continued to display, there would be another chapter.

"Our period working in Government will always be valued by me," he said.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan thanked the Taoiseach for the courtesy he had shown working with all parties in the past year and he wished him well.

Mattie McGrath of the Rural Independent Group thanked Mr Kenny for his courtesy and cooperation despite some "robust engagements".

He noted that there was a full Cabinet present at the beginning of Leader's Questions but he said to much laughter "they're like the primroses, melting off the ditch when the hailstones come".

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O'Dea wished Mr Kenny and his family well in the future and said that he would be joining the taoiseach in due course.

It resulted in a questioning look from the Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin who said: "Eh, hello?".

Mr O'Dea qualified his comment by repeating "in due course".

"You're running whether you like it or not," Mr Martin told him to laughter in the chamber.

Sinn Féin's Caoimghín Ó Caoláin said that despite the fact that he and Mr Kenny had different political outlooks, he always found him as a gentleman to deal with.

Danny Healy Ray of the Rural Independent Group said he looked forward to seeing the Taoiseach in Co Kerry in the future, and noted that while Mr Kenny did not answer every question asked, he was a master at answering other questions besides the one he was asked.