More Europe politics - now the Irish government looks wobbly

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Via Reuters comes this - The party propping up the Irish government called on Thursday for the deputy prime minister to resign

Its over her handling of a legal case involving a police whistleblower

  • Opposition party Fianna Fail, which last year agreed to abstain in key votes to allow Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's Fine Gael party to form a government, called on deputy prime minister Frances Fitzgerald to resign
  • If she does not ... Fianna Fail would vote against her in a confidence motion expected in parliament next week, a move that would end the two parties' "confidence and supply" agreement
Here's the kicker....
  • and likely trigger an election
Note -
At the upcoming European Union summit the Irish government has an effective veto on whether Britain's talks on leaving the bloc progress
  • Questions persist on the future of the Irish border. These need to be resolved for Brexit negotiations to continue
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