Foreign Minister of Ireland, Simon Coveney has held the post of Deputy Prime Minister

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite photolanguage in the world. Dublin. Archival photoForeign Minister of Ireland, Simon Coveney has held the post of Deputy Prime Minister© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Vardar appointed foreign Minister Simon Coveney on the post of Deputy Prime Minister after Frances Fitzgerald resigned amid directed against her was a vote of no confidence, according to broadcaster RTE.

Previously, the largest opposition party of Ireland «Fienna Foyle» introduced to Parliament the question of censure at that time the current Vice-Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald in connection with the investigation of offences in the Irish police. A few days later after making a vote, Fitzgerald has resigned.

A special Commission launched an investigation after reports of Sergeant Maurice McCabe about corruption in 2014. Fitzgerald, which during investigation he held the position of Minister of justice, received a letter with the strategy of the Commission in relation to McCabe. The opposition insists that the Minister had to take action in connection with the letter itself, Fitzgerald said that did not read the letter and could not intervene in the investigation.

According to the broadcaster RTE, held in late November, the survey showed that the largest party in Ireland — «fine Gal» and the opposition «Fienna Foyle» close to equal performance. Support for the party «Fienna Foyle» increased by one point and is 26%, while a rating of «fine Gal» has fallen by 2% to 27%.