Frances Fitzgerald pulls out of Kildare excellence in enterprise awards

Due to be a guest of honour

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Frances Fitzgerald pulls out of Kildare excellence in enterprise awards

Frances Fitzgerald. File Photo

Frances Fitzgerald will not attend today’s Local Enterprise Office ‘excellence in enterprise’ awards to be in held in Kilkea Castle, Castledermot.

A spokesperson for the Local Enterprise Office in Kildare told the Leader: “Following her resignation, Frances Fitzgerald will not be in attendance.”

She was due to be a guest of honour at the award ceremony.

Frances Fitzgerald resigned from her position as Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation on November 28 amid controversy surrounding her handling of information relating to a suspected smear campaign by Gardaí against whistleblower Maurice McCabe.