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Taoiseach refuses to criticise Murphy’s contact with RSA inspector

Micheál Martin tells Dáil that candidate’s call was ‘like ringing a garda and saying he or she has no right to give a penalty’

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th November, 2019
Fine Gael by-election candidate Verona Murphy is the president of the Irish Road Haulage Association

Leo Varadkar has refused to condemn Verona Murphy, the Fine Gael by-election candidate, for contacting a Road Safety Authority employee during a truck inspection.

It came after a recent Business Post story that revealed that the RSA had warned Murphy to stop contacting its staff directly.

Murphy, who is contesting the Wexford Dáil seat vacated by Mick Wallace, has already had to apologise...

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