Kenny is due to hand over power this week to his successor as leader of the ruling Fine Gael party, Leo Varadkar.
Indeed, the prospect of a "hard" Brexit, by which the United Kingdom leaves with no deal, has shrunk with the Conservative majority, as it's a likely "red line" for the Democratic Unionist Party, the Northern Irish lawmakers May has turned to for support in Westminster. "So pulling out of the agreement, which was only a piece of window dressing for climate chancers who wished to pretend that they were doing something about an issue which they can't affect anyhow, is not the disaster which the green lefties are getting hysterical about", Mr Wilson wrote on his website. What that means I think we have to wait and see.
"May won't be able to make any compromises because she lacks a broad parliamentary majority", he said. The main opposition Labour Party took 262. "I believe that's important".
"Labour fought an energetic, hopeful campaign", Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips, reporting from Britain's capital, London, said. He said a new election might be necessary later this year or early in 2018.
Many analysts said it was unlikely May could remain leader for long now that her authority has been eroded.
In return, she won effusive pledges of loyalty, but she will have to sell her premiership to Conservative lawmakers at a meeting on Monday. "He's in a permanent leadership campaign so I am not sure it qualifies as news", he said. Liam Fox, trade minister, also said that May was the only person to take Britain out of the European Union.
But Elmar Brok, a German conservative and the European Parliament's top Brexit expert, told the Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper the talks would now be more complicated.
The move might offer hope to Conservative lawmakers who have criticised her style of government.
The solicitor, who has emerged as the kingmaker in the hung parliament, is married with two sons and a daughter. Then she said that there would be one, and that got the campaign off to a very bad start, and she never recovered.
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Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party just agreed to the principles of a "confidence and supply" deal that would pave the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to form a minority government.
In a pointed Twitter post linking to a speech describing the legalisation of same-sex marriage as life-changing, the openly gay Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson reminded the potential new partners of the government that she was a "Protestant Unionist about to marry an Irish Catholic".
The party also called in its manifesto for an appropriate support programme for Northern Ireland farmers after Brexit.
"I think there is concern about the policies of the DUP, the domestic policies in Northern Ireland, but I think it's pretty clear that any arrangement that is reached is not going to be a full coalition", he told BBC Radio.
"The DUP's obstruction to legal abortion in Northern Ireland has left many women in dire circumstances, forced to travel to England where they are not entitled to NHS-funded terminations or face prosecution for seeking help at home".
Steven Fielding, a professor of politics at the University of Nottingham, called her "a zombie prime minister".
This is likely to pose an obstacle to the types of strict border controls advocated by those in the Conservative Party who support a "hard" Brexit.
But Anna Soubry, a Conservative member of parliament who campaigned ahead of last year's referendum for Britain to stay in the European Union, disagreed.