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
One thing is for certain: the legal advice that @leovaradkar cited in his “defence” was wrong. A first-year law student would verify that. Unfortunately for him ignorance of the law is no defence. https://t.co/CNfFxcdCn6
— Village Magazine (@VillageMagIRE) February 14, 2021