Gardaí send file on Leo Varadkar leak investigation to the DPP 3 months ago

Gardaí send file on Leo Varadkar leak investigation to the DPP

The matter is now for consideration by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí have submitted a file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on their investigation into Tánaiste Leo Varadkar's sending of a report to GP Maitiú Ó Tuathail in 2019.

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A Garda spokesperson told JOE on Saturday (23 April) that the investigation file has been passed on to the DPP for its consideration.

"An Garda Síochána can confirm that an investigation file on this matter has been submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for its consideration," the spokesperson said.

"As this matter is now for consideration by the Office of the DPP, An Garda Síochána will not be commenting any further"

An article in Village Magazine alleged that Varadkar, then Taoiseach, passed on a confidential agreement with the Irish Medical Organisation to Ó Tuathail, who was the head of the National Association of General Practitioners.

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While the Tánaiste has apologised for his actions - including in the Dáil which voted confidence in him - he has repeatedly stated he committed no offence.

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