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Taoiseach Micheal Martin’s awkward RTE News gaffe after unfortunate slip of tongue about Leo Varadkar

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Taoiseach Micheal Martin’s awkward RTE News gaffe after unfortunate slip of tongue about Leo Varadkar

During his most recent press conference, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said Leo Varadkar ’s handling of a confidential document was “inappropriate” but believes he didn’t break any law.

Varadkar has denied that he acted unlawfully by leaking the agreement reached with the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) to the then President of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) and his friend – Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail.

Speaking at a jobs announcement at Government buildings, Martin has said that he has full confidence in his Tánaiste after his alleged leaking of a private and confidential document.

“Yes. I don’t have an issue there in terms of how we’re working together. This is not best practice and the Tánaiste himself has accepted that. And this was not the appropriate way to deal with a document of this kind, in terms of the manner in which it was sent to the president of the NAGP.

My own view generally on an agreement of this kind, all I have to say is that, given the amount of public money involved in so far as it relates to chronic disease management for example – this should have been public knowledge much earlier that these agreements,” said Martin.

He added: “I think that the objective was one of endeavouring to get GPs on board– and I see no issue with that. I think that was important. We did need to advance the situation in relation to that contract everyone had been calling for a new contract.Micheal Martin, Leo Varadkar are posing for a picture: Dublin lockdown decision: Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Tanaiste Leo Varadkar have a tough day ahead© Collins Dublin lockdown decision: Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Tanaiste Leo Varadkar have a tough day ahead

However, during the speech the Fianna Fáil leader had to endure an awkward moment when he accidentally referred to Varadkar as the Taoiseach at one stage.

In June of this year, the Fianna Fáil leader replaced Varadkar as Taoiseach by 93 votes to 63, with three abstentions.

However, after three years of Varadkar at the head of Government, it’s clear that even the new incumbent isn’t fully used to the new situation

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