Varadkar denies committing any crime following leak investigation 3 months ago

Varadkar denies committing any crime following leak investigation

A file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution last week.

Leo Varadkar has denied committing a crime as the investigation into his sending of a report to GP Maitiú Ó Tuathail in 2019 continues.


The Tánaiste denied the allegations while speaking to reporters on Wednesday (27 April).

"I'm obviously very pleased that the Garda investigation is now over," Varadkar said.

"It was a very long, very thorough one, and at the end there was no recommendation that there should be any charges.

"The decision is now with the DPP and we'll await a decision."


Varadkar was then asked if the DPP take time to make a decision, that it may complicate plans for Varadkar to take over as Taoiseach in November.

"I think you can understand why I would prefer not to answer that question, because I don't want to say anything that could be interpreted as me putting pressure on the DPP.

"What I do want to say, and I want to re-emphasise this; the allegations that were made against me are false.

"They are politically motivated.


"I did not commit any crime, I did not do anything corrupt, in fact I didn't do anything self-interested.

"I think, when this is over, that will be clear to any reasonable person."

Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty has called for a general election in November instead of the handover to Varadkar as Taoiseach due to the inquiry.

"The matter needs to be resolved," Doherty said.


"It's a very serious matter, we know that this is the subject of a criminal investigation for over a year and a half now.

"In our view, in relation to what will happen at the end of the year in terms of a rotating Taoiseach, there shouldn't be a rotation.

"There should be a general election and let the people decide who should be the Taoiseach of this state."