Ignorance Is No Defence

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From top: Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has given a statement to gardaí investigating Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s admission that he leaked a €210m GP contract. Mr Harris provided gardaí with a signed written statement on his knowledge of the events leading up to Mr Varadkar’s decision to send a copy of the contract to the former National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) Dr Maitiu O Tuathail

“The gardaí have to do their job and investigate that complaint. I would expect nothing else.

“They have not been in contact with me about the matter, but I have, through my solicitors, made contact with them and I have offered to meet with them, answer any questions they may have, and provide a full statement on the matter.

“The facts are no different to those set out by me in the Dáil last November.

“My legal advice is that I have committed no offence. I look forward to the matter being concluded.”

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Meanwhile..

Varadkar offers to meet gardaí over GP contract (RTÉ)

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6 thoughts on “Ignorance Is No Defence

  1. Murtles

    “My legal advice is that I have committed no offence. I look forward to the matter being SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET.

    Fixed your post Leo.

  2. Joe

    Can you imagine if it was one of the shinners like Mary Lou that had leaked the confidential document, the media would have her crucified along with the low life’ Varadkar supporters in FG demanding she should step down whilst under investigation
    The hypocrisy stinks!

  3. Happy

    “One thing is for certain: the legal advice that @leovaradkar cited in his “defence” was wrong. A first-year law student would verify that.”

    If the Village are certain it would be helpful for the publication to explain why.

    1. paul

      They might not want to get into the minutiae of the evidence in case Leo’s legal defence use the existence of such an article it to say that the court case has been manipulated by the media. Same reason why in other big legal cases, papers usually try not to side before either a rule is delivered or significant evidence appears.

      Playing it safe so Leo gets what he should.

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