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Irish PM 'good friend to Wales' says Carwyn Jones on news of resignation

The First Minister has released a statement following Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny's decision to step down as leader of his Fine Gael party.

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Carwyn Jones said Mr Kenny had been a 'good friend to Wales' and its relationship with Ireland is 'closer as a result'.

In a statement to colleagues in Dublin, Mr Kenny said he was retiring after 15 years at the helm of the party and more than six years at the head of the government.