Varadkar’s leak leaves him at the mercy of Fianna Fáil

Comment: Micheál Martin will exact a price from the Tánaiste for standing by him: loyalty and an acceptance of his authority as Taoiseach

8th November, 2020
Varadkar’s leak leaves him at the mercy of Fianna Fáil
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar stressed that his motivation in leaking the information was in the public interest Picture: RollingNews

Unedifying. There is no other word for the revelation that Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste, gave a copy of a confidential contract negotiated with one GP group to a friend who was the then president of a rival GP group. It has become a damaging spectacle for Irish politics.

Much has been made of the then taoiseach’s motivation for micro-managing the affairs of his health minister Simon Harris’s portfolio without the knowledge of Harris....

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