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Tánaiste tells Dáil he regrets leaking of GP contract

Nov 3, 2020 17:11 By News Northern Sound
Tánaiste tells Dáil he regrets leaking of GP contract Tánaiste tells Dáil he regrets leaking of GP contract
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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil he regrets leaking a confidential GP contract to a friend of his. Minister Varadkar completely rejected

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil he regrets leaking a confidential GP contract to a friend of his.

Minister Varadkar completely rejected the suggestion there was anything criminal in what he did but admitted it wasn't good practice.

He said his motives were to inform the NAGP of negotiations that would impact them and to get buy in for the contract deal reached.

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The Tánaiste said access to that did not confer any commercial advantage to the NAGP as most of the detail was in the public domain.

However, he admitted deciding to share the document without telling anyone else in government was not appropriate:

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