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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appoints Simon Coveney tánaiste

Deborah McAleese
THE Republic's foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney has been appointed the country's new deputy premier following the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald over her handling of a police whistleblower scandal.

Frances Fitzgerald resigns in 'national interest'

Ed Carty, Press Association
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said she resigned over her handling of a whistleblower scandal to avoid an "unwelcome and potentially destabilising" snap election.

'Moment of truth' approaching as EU pushes to resolve border issue

Arj Singh, David Young and Andrew Woodcock, Press Association
The "moment of truth" in Brexit negotiations is approaching and the European Union hopes for agreement on so-called withdrawal issues "in the next few days", Brussels' chief negotiator has said.

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