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

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.

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