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Katherine Zappone hosted 50 people at a function in the Merrion Hotel, including Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, six days before Ms Zappone was appointed as a UN special envoy. The function contravened Fáilte Ireland guidelines for reopening hotels
The event in one of the country’s most exclusive hotels was held six days before Ms Zappone was controversially appointed special envoy on freedom of opinion and expression.https://t.co/jI6IvDdO0O
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) August 4, 2021
Ms Zappone’s party in the luxury, five-star Dublin hotel was attended by friends, civil servants and politicians.
Around 50 guests were seated separately at tables of six in the Merrion Hotel’s Garden Terrace.
The Tánaiste attended the event prior to a meeting he held with Fine Gael senators on the same evening.
He told the meeting he had just come from an event hosted by their former government colleague Ms Zappone.
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Statement to @RTENewsAtOne from Katherine Zappone:
"Please contact the Merrion Hotel for their statement regarding compliance with government covid-19 restrictions and guidelines for my private event….
— Bryan Dobson (@BryanNewsatOne) August 4, 2021