Leinster House back from the brink

The indications that the worst of the justice crisis was - for now - over was signalled when it was avoided by all political parties at Leaders’ Questions

30th November, 2017
Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney

After several days of political turmoil for the government and all politicians fearful of a general election there was a strong feeling that normality had returned to Leinster House yesterday.

This followed the immediate prospect of a pre-Christmas general election being averted by Tuesday’s resignation of the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald over the controversy about her knowledge of the treatment of a garda whistleblower at a state inquiry into garda malpractice over two years ago....

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