Politics

Ministers back Helen McEntee as pressure mounts over Dublin riots

Michael McGrath, the finance minister, and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said they backed the Fine Gael justice minister

Sinn Féin has said the positions of both McEntee and Drew Harris, garda commissioner, are now in question as a result of last week’s riots. Picture: Sam Boal / Photocall Ireland

Ministers have said they “fully” support Helen McEntee amid calls from the opposition for her resignation following the riots in Dublin last week.

There had been pressure on the justice minister to respond to safety issues in the Irish capital before disorder broke out last week, resulting in cars, buses and trams being burned and shops being damaged and looted.

Sinn Féin has said the positions of both McEntee and Drew Harris, garda commissioner, are ...