Fitzgerald departure serious blow to Varadkar

Fitzgerald departure serious blow to Varadkar
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arriving at this morning's Cabinet meeting. Pic:

Fine Gael TDs are now distraught at how the party wasted so much political capital in defending their minister to the bitter end

The resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is a serous political blow to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. He had defended her to the hilt and cabinet ministers had followed his lead.

But the release of further emails showing that Fitzgerald had been told more details about the "very aggressive approach" by Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan's legal team to Garda whistleblower sergeant Maurice McCabe at a commission of investigation....

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