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# Frances Fitzgerald

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# golfgate
Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement
A number of high-profile names are in the mix.
# Irish EU commissioner
Simon Coveney not ruling himself out for EU Commissioner post
Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said she is interested in the role.
# former justice minister
Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme
The former Justice Minister said that “if there was a gap”, it could “of course” have an effect on prisoners held here.
# Extortion
'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites
The High Court heard that criminals extorted money from companies, including one building houses for Dublin City Council.
Mick Wallace becomes emotional during last Dáil address before he heads off to Europe
Wallace is one of four TDs elected to the European Parliament.
# dublin constituency
Is the Charleton tribunal and Maurice McCabe raised on the doorsteps with Fitzgerald? 'Not particularly'
Minister Regina Doherty says she doesn’t believe the electorate will punish Fine Gael over the housing crisis.
# mark durkan
Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers
The former SDLP leader says he knows voting for a Northern Ireland voice is a big ask for Dublin people.
# disclosures tribunal
Taoiseach says Frances Fitzgerald could be considered for Cabinet in the future
Last week’s Disclosures Tribunal report effectively exonerated Fitzgerald.
# All apologies
'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have defended their actions of calling for the former Tánaiste’s resignation.
# return of the fitz
Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?
Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.
# disclosures tribunal
'It was not a lazy dodging': Former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald vindicated by Charleton report
Fitzgerald resigned following controversy about what she knew of the Garda Commissioner’s legal strategy.
# National Broadband Plan
Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group
Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.
# Back in the fold
Will Frances Fitzgerald be made a minister again? She was up front and centre at this year's think-in
Ever since the former Tánaiste left office, there have been rumours of her return.
# Frances Fitzgerald
Dozens of 'non-existent' emails between former Minister for Justice and PR firm discovered
Communications to and from Terry Prone’s PR company were discovered following an FOI request by transparency group Right to Know.
# sexual crimes
Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet
Currently there is life imprisonment for a male who is convicted of incest, but the sentence is three to seven years for a woman.
# o'higgins commission
'You really need to think about this': What happened in the Nóirín module at the Disclosures Tribunal
The scandal that almost brought down the government didn’t prove as explosive as expected.
# Disclosures
Tribunal hears of plan to 'go after' McCabe
The head of human resources with the force was testifying today.
# disclosures tribunal
'Did you not ask yourself what is going on?': Frances Fitzgerald faced with tough questions at Tribunal
The former Tánaiste was giving evidence at the Tribunal this afternoon.
# disclosures tribunal
Ahead of her evidence tomorrow, tribunal hears about Frances Fitzgerald's emails
The Charleton Tribunal was told that Fitzgerald was told about emails relating to Maurice McCabe.
# Whistleblowers
'We are going after him': Questions but few answers on explosive day at the Disclosures Tribunal
Emails between the Tánaiste and garda commissioner, and “political dynamite” were some of the highlights yesterday.
# discrediting mccabe
The Tribunal will look at the scandal that almost brought the government down this week
Nóirín O’Sullivan’s legal strategy to discredit McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission will be under the microscope.
# Áras An Uachtaráin
Taoiseach fails to rule out Frances Fitzgerald as a presidential candidate
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants Fitzgerald to return to high office soon.
# dig deep
Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl
Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.
# The Thick of It
Leo Varadkar on political crisis: 'It wasn't some poker game with Micheál Martin'
The Taoiseach was critical of the Department of Justice again in a radio interview this morning.
Opinion: How badly damaged has the Taoiseach been?
Paddy Power Politics has set the odds on the next general election to take place in 2018 at 1/25. The bookies aren’t in it to lose money, writes Larry Donnelly.
# New Deputy Boss
Taoiseach expected to announce new Tánaiste tomorrow - as he says Fitzgerald will play a senior role in the party
Who will it be?
# Your Say
Poll: Are you glad there won't be an election before Christmas?
Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation meant that an election was avoided yesterday.
# Fine Gael
'I want to stay at the highest level of political life and vindicate my good name' - Fitzgerald comes out swinging
The former Tánaiste paid tribute to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and thanked him for his “loyalty”.
# Minister For Justice
Charlie Flanagan apologises to Taoiseach and Dáil for giving 'inaccurate' information
He said that he was “shocked” and “bitterly disappointed” by the events of recent weeks.
# she's gone
'On the edge of turmoil': What the world media made of the Frances Fitzgerald controversy
There’s been a lot of interest from abroad – but only some of it is seizing the drama of the moment.
# slanaiste
'I believe it is necessary': Frances Fitzgerald resigns as Tánaiste following whistleblower email controversy
Opposition politicians had been calling for her to resign over the legal strategy used against Sgt Maurice McCabe.
# wrong frances
A Tipperary woman also called Frances Fitzgerald is having a tough time on Twitter today
“Please let this sh*tshow end.”
# High Court
Former minister says next Dáil may have to dissolve 'at earliest possible moment' over constituency changes
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s expected resignation may avert an imminent general election.
# email controversy
Tánaiste defends position after emails show she 'noted' legal strategy against whistleblower
Talks between the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin concluded this evening without a resolution
Tom Clonan on the Maurice McCabe email: 'I suffered a similar campaign of character assassination'
Ethical action and moral courage are what we ought to expect and require of our elected representatives, writes Tom Clonan.
# Election
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to allow name to go forward in Dublin Mid West general election convention
It remains unclear whether Frances Fitzgerald will step down as Tánaiste.
# Political crisis
'A mockery of our democracy': Pressure increases on Varadkar to make Dept of Justice docs public
Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.
# election footing
Taoiseach and Micheál Martin have 'good exchange of views' in crunch talks
Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis as it was revealed she failed to disclose an important email.
# Frances Fitzgerald
A Tánaiste, a pedibus and Mambo No. 5: A day that brought Ireland to the brink of a Christmas election
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin were told to be ‘grown up men’ and sort this out – but eyes will be on the Tánaiste this weekend.
# buckle up
Explainer: Why we are on the verge of a general election
Frances Fitzgerald is at the heart of a government crisis. Here’s why an email sent to her back in 2015 could bring about a general election.