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Taoiseach "Sorry" For Priest Remarks

The Taoiseach has apologised for comparing the Fianna Fáil leader to a 'sinning priest'. Leo Varadka...
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Taoiseach "Sorry" For Priest Remarks

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4:22 PM - 4 Jul 2019



The Taoiseach has apologised for comparing the Fianna Fáil leader to a 'sinning priest'.

Leo Varadkar made the remarks during a debate with Micheál Martin in the Dáil yesterday.

He said Mr Martin was like a parish priest preaching to avoid sin and then engaging in all kinds of sin behind the altar.

A number of TDs called for an apology, and Leo Varadkar gave one this afternoon, "Look I said something in the heat of debate in the Dail yesterday. It was a rather bitter and personal debate on both sides but in doing so I offended a lot of people who I never intended to offend.  I am sorry for that. I do apologise and I'm going to withdraw the remarks."



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