Countdown to a resignation

Countdown to a resignation
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and former tánaiste and minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald. Varadkar accepted her resignation last week PIC: RollingNews

Former tánaiste and justice minister Frances Fitzgerald is adamant she will be vindicated by the Disclosures Tribunal. But how did the political crisis, ended by her resignation, play out?

For weeks, Micheál Martin had insisted to his Fianna Fáil frontbenchers that there was something awry with the failure of the Department of Justice to adequately answer Labour TD Alan Kelly’s questions. “This stinks,” Martin told them. “And Kelly is not finished.”

Kelly wasn’t finished, not by a long shot. “There’s more coming,” he has been telling people in Leinster House over the past few weeks. In January, the Disclosures Tribunal will...

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