All over: The country now facing into a pre-Christmas election

Is Ireland sleepwalking towards an election?

24th November, 2017
The Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of the Abhaile Information Campaign Photo:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Ireland is hurtling towards a general election before Christmas as the stand-off between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over the position of the Tánaiste worsens.

The government has been plunged into crisis over the last 24 hours as a result of Fianna Fáil’s decision to withdraw their confidence in Frances Fitzgerald over her handling of an email related to the garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe when she was minister for justice over...

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