The Fitzgerald controversy: High political drama and farce

Inside Politics: Laws of political logic suggested the Tánaiste would have resigned last week

 Frances Fitzgerald leaving Government Buildings. Photograph: The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald leaving Government Buildings. Photograph: The Irish Times

Not since the collapse of the Fianna Fáil-Green Party coalition in the grip of economic meltdown in 2010 has Irish politics seen such scenes of high political drama and farce.

The laws of political logic suggested that Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald would have resigned last week over the latest Garda controversy, but she has dug in, backed to the hilt by her leader, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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