Frances Fitzgerald could be appointed as the head of Fine Gael's abortion referendum

it comes as part of her return to front-line politics.

The Sunday Times reports the Taoiseach is also set to offer her the position of Chair of the Oireachtas budgetary oversight committee.

The appointments would be made if the former Tanaiste is exonerated after giving evidence to the Disclosures Tribunal in January.

She resigned from her position earlier this week over her handling of the Garda whistleblower controversy.

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