Varadkar says he hasn’t sued Village due to legal advice

The Tánaiste had previously described the magazine’s 2020 article about his leaking of a confidential GP contract as ‘inaccurate and grossly defamatory’

A spokesman for Leo Varadkar said that he had been advised to await the outcome of the ongoing Garda investigation into the matter “before taking any action”. Picture: Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that his decision not to take legal action against Village magazine for its coverage of his leaking of a GP contract to a friend is based on legal advice.

Varadkar previously described the story published by Village last October about how he sent a copy of the confidential draft agreement of the new GP contract to Maitiú Ó Tuathail, then president of the National Association of General Practitioners, as “both ...