Frances Fitzgerald: the moment Fine Gael TDs turned on her
On Monday night, the then-minister was on two phones, fighting for her political life
Resignation: Frances Fitzgerald at Government Buildings after she quit the Government. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
On Monday night, Frances Fitzgerald was on two phones at the one time, fighting for her political life. Hours previously, the Department of Justice had released a fresh batch of documents that would end her spell as Tánaiste and bring the curtain down on a Cabinet career of more than six years.
Fitzgerald was already in trouble over one email which showed she had been informed of a legal strategy pursued by An Garda Síochána against whistleblower Maurice McCabe at a commission of investigation.