Taoiseach backs Tánaiste once again by saying she is an honourable woman who has done nothing wrong – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 6, 2017

Taoiseach backs Tánaiste once again by saying she is an honourable woman who has done nothing wrong

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has once again has defended the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald by claiming she has done nothing wrong. 

According to RTÉ News the Taoiseach has once given his full support to Ms Fitzgerald who has been the subject of widespread criticism for her part in the Maurice McCabe whistle-blower fiasco. 

Speaking at the opening of Feb festival this afternoon Mr Varadkar described the Tánaiste as an honourable and distinguished woman who done nothing wrong and has served her country to the best of her ability. 

Mr Varadkar’s comments come after he and Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin held further discussions over Ms Fitzgerald’s position today. 

It is understood the pair will meet once again tomorrow afternoon in an effort to come up with a resolution that will satisfy both parties. 

Both men have been in discussions since Friday after Fianna Fáil submitted a motion of no confidence in Ms Fitzgerald’s abilities within the Dáil. 

The motion which has received the full backing from the party has also called on Ms Fitzgerald to tender her resignation by Tuesday next week. 

If the Tánaiste decides to tender her resignation and it is accepted the country would be forced into an early General Election as the government would fall without a deputy prime minister in place. 

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