Wednesday February 26, 2020

Taoiseach only saw controversial garda email after it was made public

New emails shed more light on the political crisis that led to the resignation of the then Minister for Justice

18th February, 2018
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Former Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, who resigned her position late last year in order to avoid a general election. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ordered a trawl of emails at the Department of Justice as the political crisis deepened Pic: PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was only sent a copy of the email that led to Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation after details of it were disclosed publicly, according to documents obtained by The Sunday Business Post.

New emails provide fresh insight into how senior government advisers and Department of Justice officials handled the political crisis that nearly collapsed the government last November.

The emails show attempts to frame a narrative that, despite being...

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