Friday 25 May 2018

Taoiseach has 'made up his mind' on new Justice Minister

The Taoiseach said his "mind was made up" about who is to replace Justice Minister Alan Shatter who dramatically resigned yesterday in the wake of the completion of the Guerin report into the treatment of Garda whistleblowers.

He said he would announce his decision in the Dail at 10.45am this morning.

Mr Kenny was launching a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, the Youth2Work Roadshow, along with champion boxers Bernard Dunne and Kenneth Egan who is running for Fne Gael in Clondalkin in the local elections.

He was accompanied to the event by Minister for Children Frances FItzgerald who is one of several senior ministers tipped to replace Mr Shatter. However she declined to comment on the speculation. "We have to wait until 10.45am," she said.

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