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Sinn Féin put down a motion of no confidence in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar over the leaks controversy

Nov 6, 2020 13:11 By News Northern Sound
Sinn Féin put down a motion of no confidence in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar over the leaks controversy Sinn Féin put down a motion of no confidence in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar over the leaks controversy
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Sinn Féin has put down a motion of no confidence in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar over the leaks controversy. The party says his actions

Sinn Féin has put down a motion of no confidence in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar over the leaks controversy.

The party says his actions in leaking a confidential GP contract were unacceptable, and they don't think his version of events is a credible account of why he did it.

Tánaiste Varadkar spent two hours in the Dáil defending himself on Tuesday.

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He said the contents of the IMO contract were very much in the public domain by the time he gave a copy of the deal to his friend Dr Maitiu O Tuathail, who at that time headed a rival doctors union.

Both Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have publicly backed Leo Varadkar's position.

However, it's caused dissent in Fianna Fáil in particular, with a number of TDs unhappy at the position taken.

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A spokesperson for Leo Varadkar said this afternoon the no-confidence motion shows Sinn Féin are not interested in the truth, only political mudslinging and attacking the government at a time of national crisis.

The motion will be debated in the Dáil next Tuesday.

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