Taoiseach compares FF leader to ‘secretly sinning priest’ in Dáil row

Martin tells Varadkar not to be ‘petty, silly or idiotic’ in clashes over Dunkettle Interchange

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised for remarks he made during a testy exchange in the Dáil in which he compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to a priest committing sin after preaching not to commit sin. Video: Bryan O'Brien / Oireachtas TV

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to a secretly sinning priest during tetchy exchanges on questions about the cost of capital projects.

Mr Martin and the Taoiseach clashed after he told Mr Varadkar not to become “petty, silly or idiotic”, during ill-tempered exchanges about overspending on significant capital projects.

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