Kenny and Gormley caught up on old times, enjoying some laughs about West Roxbury, Ireland and international diplomacy. Kenny also endorsed Gormley as the unofficial mayor of West Roxbury.
The winner of the unscientific poll has been not been declared yet as West Roxbury Patch officials sort through write-in and absentee ballots.
Kenny, officially known as the Taoiseach, was elected on March 9, 2011, having previously served as cabinet minister for tourism and trade and minister of state for education and labor. As a part of the Fine Gael party since 2002, Kenny is a two-term vice president of Fine Gael’s European affiliate, the European People’s Party.
Massachusetts and Ireland are close trade partners, dating back to when Irish settlers came to America. In 2011, Massachusetts exported more than $1 billion of goods and services to Ireland. The Commonwealth also imported more than $500 million of goods and services from Ireland.
Also on Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray also got to meet with Kenny. The meeting builds on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to strengthening foreign partnerships, economic ties and job growth opportunities with countries across the world.
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