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Party Leaders Asked If They've Ever Taken Recreational Drugs

Our reporters have this week been asking party leaders whether they have tried recreational drugs....
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Party Leaders Asked If They've Ever Taken Recreational Drugs

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12:19 PM - 17 Jan 2020



Our reporters have this week been asking party leaders whether they have tried recreational drugs.

It comes amid the ongoing drug-related feud in Drogheda, with gardaí this week saying they believe the killing of a 17-year-old teenager was linked to the feud.

Drugs-related feuds have also claimed a number of lives in Dublin in recent years.

Speaking in Co Wicklow today, Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin said: "I didn't have the same access to it as young people today have, but certainly I never have used recreational drugs."

Asked in Drogheda today if he had used recreational drugs, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar answered: "I answered that question about 10 years ago, and I answered it truthfully."

In an interview with Hot Press magazine in 2010, Mr Varadkar - then an opposition TD - admitted he smoked cannabis in college.

Asked if he had ever experimented with ecstasy or other illegal drugs, he responded: "Not since I've held elected office, anyway. I’ve been extremely law-abiding since I’ve been elected to politics."

Main image: file photos of Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar, RollingNews.ie



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