Varadkar Secures Fianna Fáil Abstention

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Leo Varadkar’s secured the abstention of Fianna Fáil which should all but guarantee his election as Taoiseach in the Dáil next week, but wants confidence in the administration of justice restored.

The Fine Gael leader met with Micheál Martin this afternoon as part of a round of meetings to secure enough votes to replace Enda Kenny at the helm.

Mr Martin’s told reporters this afternoon he raised several issues with Mr Varadkar especially in health and housing where more needs to happen, and he wants confidence in justice restored.