Reacting to the decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to step down from his position, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said: "Enda Kenny represented Ireland at home and abroad with great energy and dignity. His boundless positivity chimed with the innate optimism of the business community. He effortlessly won over audiences internationally, who were always impressed at his receptiveness to new ideas and his embrace of Ireland's open, global outlook. As a leader, he steered the country from the doldrums of the Troika to where we are today, a rapidly growing and internationally feted economy of substance. For his service to the country at often incredibly challenging times, we owe him an enormous debt of gratitude."