November 30, 2017 / 12:26 PM / a year ago

Irish PM names Foreign Minister Simon Coveney as deputy PM

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday named Foreign Minister Simon Coveney as deputy prime minister, replacing Frances Fitzgerald, whose resignation over a policing scandal on Tuesday allowed the government to avoid a snap election.

FILE PHTO: Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney arrives to attend the Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Varadkar also appointed Heather Humphreys as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Josepha Madigan as Minister for Culture.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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