The final hurdle for Leo Varadkar to become the Taoiseach of Ireland has all but been cleared after the Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin gave his backing after a productive meeting yesterday.
Mr Varadkar who will be confirmed as Taoiseach next week received the support of Mr Martin and his party after they held talks on a number of key policies including health, housing and crime.
However Mr Martin strongly stated that he will only give his support as long as confidence in justice restored.
Speaking on Wednesday Mr Martin said: “I made it clear to the minister that while the Confidence and Supply Agreement does not, of course, involve me or anybody telling him as an incoming Taoiseach who he would appoint to a ministerial Cabinet or indeed any of those matters.”
“We made it clear that was not our function, but that the overarching objective of his government will have to be the restoration of confidence in the administration of justice and policing in this country.”
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