Statement by Frances Fitzgerald on her resignation

‘It is necessary to take this decision to avoid an unwelcome and potentially destabilising election’

Leaders from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin comment on the resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. Video: Oireachtas TV

This is the full text of the statement issued by Frances Fitzgerald following her resignation as Tánaiste and Minister on Tuesday.

“Today I made the decision to tender my resignation to the Taoiseach, stepping-down with immediate effect as Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

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