From Mayo West TD, to Fine Gael leader, to Taoiseach, Enda Kenny's journey in pictures
Enda was chosen by Fine Gael to stand in the subsequent by-election. He entered the political arena with the aim of serving "the greatest number, with the greatest good". At the age of 24, Enda was elected on the first count with 52% of the vote.
In February 2013, an emotional Enda Kenny apologises unreservedly on behalf of the State to the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries. Speaking in the Dáil, the Taoiseach says sorry to the women for the hurt they endured in the laundries and for any stigma they suffered.
Click here to listen to Kenny's televised address after campaigning for a 'Yes' vote in the same-sex marriage referendum in May 2015.
Click here to listen to Enda Kenny's pro-immigrant message in front of US President Donald Trump at the White House on St Patrick's Day 2017.