Tánaiste faces anxious 24 hours as both the Taoiseach and Michael Martin will meet to discuss her position this evening  – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 6, 2017

Tánaiste faces anxious 24 hours as both the Taoiseach and Michael Martin will meet to discuss her position this evening 

The Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald will have an anxious 24 hours ahead of her as tomorrow will be officially D-day when it comes to her political future.

Ms Fitzgerald who has come under immense scrutiny in recent weeks over her role in the Maurice McCabe whistle-blower fiasco will find out by Tuesday morning whether or not she will still have a future in the Dáil. 

The Tánaiste’s position which will be ultimately decided tonight following a meeting between Fianna Fáil leader Michael and the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, is reportedly hanging by a thread as Mr Martin and his party have declared that they believe Ms Fitzgerald should vacate her role.

The next 24 hours could prove to be pivotal for not only Ms Fitzgerald but the entire country could be forced into another General Election.

It is believed that both men will try to reach an agreement this evening in an effort to avoid an election which could be held as soon as December 19th if Ms Fitzgerald decides to tender her resignation.

Although the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has publicly backed Ms Fitzgerald over the weekend by stating that she did nothing wrong, he could be forced to concede ground and give in to Fianna Fáil’s demands in order to avoid an early General Election which could prove to be fatal for Fine Gael. 

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