Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy (top) defended using dáil privilege last night to ‘out’ Simon Harris as the minister who allegedly leaked details of Katherine Zappone’s appointment to the press.
Mr Carthy told RTÉ News at One that Taoiseach Micheál Martin has a responsibility to investigate the leaking of Cabinet information and said that “if anyone has evidence it is Fine Gael” and they should share any evidence on the matter to An Garda Síochána.
He said that he “only knows what is general knowledge” that a sting operation was conducted by a junior minister.
The Cavan/Monaghan TD said his remarks are not a surprise to anyone in the Oireachtas, in the media or within Government circles and he does not think “there should be any problem with the public being aware of what is the talk of Irish political circles”.
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