In November 2020, Leo Varadkar told the Dáil he had sent a copy of the contract to the then NAGP president, Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail, between April 11th and April 16th 2019, on a confidential basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The GP contract leak controversy came against a background of a government wanting to extend family doctor services; bitter rivalry between medical o(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘Due process is important for every individual in the country irrespective of whether you are a politician or not’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said there should be “due process” for Tánaiste Leo Varadkar after gardaí sent a file to the Director of Public Prosecuti(...)

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar is set to become Taoiseach, for the second time, under the first rotating leader coalition in the history of the State in December.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar is set to become Taoiseach, for the second time, under the first rotating leader coalition in the State before Chris(...)

 Though very unlikely, if a prosecution does proceed Leo Varadkar can almost certainly forget about becoming taoiseach again. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Later this year, on December 15th, Leo Varadkar will become taoiseach for the second time. Under the agreement between the three Coalition parties, Mi(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is due to switch roles with Taoiseach Micheál Martin in December. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has denied he wants the Garda investigation into his leaking of a confidential report completed due to the impact it could have (...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has denied that requests made by his lawyers for updates on the investigation into his leaking of a confidential report amounted to putting pressure on gardaí. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has denied that requests made by his lawyers for updates on the investigation into his leaking of a confidential report amounted(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar accepted that the GP contract leak was wrong and apologised for it, but insisted that it was not confidential or significant information. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The release of internal Department of Health emails has put the focus again on one of the most controversial episodes in the lifetime of the present (...)

Geraldine Feeney is a former Fianna Fáil senator. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dáil is set to vote without a debate on Tuesday on the appointment of former lobbyist Geraldine Feeney as a member of the Standards in Public Offi(...)

During Leaders’ Questions  Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he did not know Geraldine Feeney had been a lobbyist for the now defunct group. Photograph: The Irish Times

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that he was unaware that the Government’s nominee to its standards watchdog had previously lobbied for the National Ass(...)

 Geraldine Feeney at the Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children in 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has questioned the appointment of a former Fianna Fáil senator to the State’s ethics watchdog, who the Dáil was told became a professional l(...)

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