FG still sending the wrong message as Zappone controversy rumbles on

The ongoing furore about the appointment of the former minister for children as a special envoy to the United Nations is causing further division in the coalition

Katherine Zappone: the former children’s minister sent a text to Leo Varadkar about the envoy to UN role. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Just after nine o’clock on Thursday, July 15, Katherine Zappone sent a text to Leo Varadkar.

“Hi Leo, from the Piglet!,” the former children’s minister wrote from the wine bar named after young pigs on Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar.

“I was expecting to hear from Simon C about appointment as Special Envoy for Human Rights on Lgbtq+ issues. Have you heard anything? If you around next Wed, hope to see you and Matt.”

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