Consultants for a Chinese and Irish state-backed genetic research firm contacted Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s office in search of a “benediction” for its gene study programme.
Civil servants in the Taoiseach’s department were told that Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) and Ireland’s Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) – which has backed the company with taxpayers’ money – “would love for the perception externally to be that the government is embracing the efforts . ....
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