Varadkar doubles down on language used in apology to CervicalCheck victims

Varadkar was responding to questions after a report was published in which staff in the health service expressed dismay at his use of the word “deceit”

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
27th October, 2019
Leo Varadkar has helped to broker a deal to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland despite considerable obstacles

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the language he used in his apology to those affected by the CervicalCheck debacle last week, with a spokesman saying it was “regrettable that anyone in the health service sought to engage in anonymous criticisms”.

Varadkar was responding to questions after a report was published in which staff in the health service expressed dismay at his use of the word “deceit” when he made a formal apology to...

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