Analysis: Varadkar faces reputational damage, but not the loss of his job

Tánaiste’s position has been shored up by support from the Taoiseach

2nd November, 2020
Analysis: Varadkar faces reputational damage, but not the loss of his job
Micheál Martin has said that Leo Varadkar broke no law in sending the draft GP contract to Dr Maitiú O Tuathail. This follows a statement in which Varadkar rejected allegations he acted unlawfully. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Leo Varadkar is going to face a 70-minute Dáil grilling on why he leaked a draft copy of a new GP pay deal to a doctor’s group.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Business has already lost face in the court of public opinion, with many people bemused as to why he would have acted in what he himself has admitted to be an inappropriate way.

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