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Irish PM names Foreign Minister Simon Coveney as deputy PM

Simon Coveney, the new Irish deputy prime minister, arrives at the Mansion House in Dublin.
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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.

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

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