Taoiseach Enda Kenny: sorry if he had confused the Opposition on the issue. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

More questions that answers on issue marked by ‘lack of clarity’, claims FF leader

Senator Marc MacSharry: said the Taoiseach “has a responsibility to this House, as a democratic institution of the State, and we are entitled to answers’’

FG Seanad leader says Taoiseach raised his hands and said he got it wrong

Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses the Dáil during Leader’s Questions today. Photograph: screengrab Oireachtas broadcasting.

Dáil told no instruction given to Minister for Arts to appoint McNulty to Imma board

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with John McNulty. Mr Kenny said: “my own standards were let slip and my own sense of integrity and trust did not measure up.”  Photograph: Donegal Daily.

Kenny confirms John McNulty asking Oireachtas members not to vote for him

Health minister Leo Varadkar: said that when he received the costings, they would know what it would cost the exchequer, employers and individuals and they could take the debate from there. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Minister for Health rejects Fianna Fáil claim that proposal is ‘parked’

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien: said Government could not slide away from the issue and think people were going to forget about it. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Darragh O’Brien says Imma board never met to rafity candidate’s appointment

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with   John McNulty (right). Photograph: Donegal Daily

Taoiseach says he let standards slip and it’s not worth winning a seat in such circumstances

Senator David Norris:  referred to the “squalid matter of the byelection”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Darragh O’Brien: Seanad being hit by ‘bad, nasty dirty politics on the part of Fine Gael’

 Mary Lou McDonald: said the Taiseach had clearly bought into the politics of the past with his nomination of John McNulty to the Imma board  in order to facilitate him as a Fine Gael candidate in the upcoming Seanad byelection.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste insists Seanad byelection controversy is a matter for Fine Gael

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