Monday February 17, 2020

Coveney allies set to be dropped in reshuffle

Varadkar could axe up to half-a-dozen ministers to make way for those who backed him during his campaign

4th June, 2017
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, Minister for Health, Simon Harris, Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney as  Simon Coveney launched his policy priorities Pic: RollingNews.ie

Leo Varadkar faces a major dilemma over whether to retain Frances Fitzgerald as Tánaiste or replace her with Simon Coveney, who is likely to be Fine Gael’s deputy leader.

Varadkar could also drop up to half-a-dozen ministers to make way for a number of people who backed him during his campaign. Fitzgerald is unlikely to remain Minister for Justice, but is likely to stay in cabinet.

Coveney, who met with Varadkar...

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