Leo Varadkar was called a "disgrace" in the Dáil on Wednesday 2 years ago

Leo Varadkar was called a "disgrace" in the Dáil on Wednesday

Strong words.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was labelled a "disgrace" in Dáil Eireann on Wednesday.


The incident took place as Varadkar held up a poster which related to medicinal cannabis use.

It was swiftly pointed out that this broke house rules, and that it was forbidden to display a poster of that nature in the chamber.

As this took place, People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny berated the Taoiseach, loudly calling him a "disgrace".

Kenny described what the Taoiseach did as "the lowest thing I've seen in this place."

Varadkar accused a member of Kenny's party of creating the poster in question, which is what led to the TD demanding that the comments be stricken from the record.

Kenny also asked the Taoiseach what the delay was in rolling out the medicinal cannabis programme, which the government committed to almost two years ago.

Varadkar replied to these comments by saying:


"I have a serious issue concern about people spreading misinformation."

Kenny has since taken to Twitter to go into further detail regarding the situation.

He wrote:

"Today at promised legislation I raised the legitimate concerns on the delay around the proposed Cannabis Access Programme.

"It’s now two years since it was first mooted. Instead of answering the concerns Leo Varadkar chose to try and discredit PBP on the substantial issue."