Children’s Minister says Fitzgerald should contest FG leadership

An Independent Minister has backed Frances Fitzgerald to run for the Fine Gael leadership.

Katherine Zappone said she’d like to see the Tánaiste put her name forward.

She also said she hopes to retain her current portfolio in the Department of Children under any new Taoiseach.

Katherine Zappone asked ‘why not’ when Frances Fitzgerald’s name was mentioned as leader and Taoiseach.