Frances Fitzgerald set to announce resignation in the Dáil

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald is to announce her resignation in the Dail later today. 

The move will prevent a general election from taking place before Christmas.  

There was mounting pressure on the Tanaiste to go ahead of a motion of no confidence later. 

It follows controversy surrounding emails sent to the Justice Department about the garda legal strategy against Whistleblower Maurice McCabe. 


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