SINN Féin has tabled a no-confidence motion in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
The motion will be debated in the Dáil next Tuesday.
Sinn Féin’s move comes after a week of controversy surrounding the leaking of a GP’s contract by Varadkar.
Fianna Fail and the Green Party backed Varadkar, who spoke on the matter earlier this week in the Dáil.
“Sinn Féin is tabling a motion of no confidence in the Tánaiste Leo Vardakar,” a statement said.
“We took the decision due to the seriousness of this situation and the fact that the Tánaiste has faced no sanction nor has he given a credible account for his actions in providing confidential information to a friend.
“This motion will allow the Dáil to say to the people that no one is above being held to account and that there are consequences when you act as Leo Vardakar has done.
“We will be setting out very clearly that doing favours or giving preferential treatment to a circle of insiders is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.”
The Fine Gael leader apologised in the Dáil for what he called ‘errors of judgement’ after he shared an unpublished agreement reached with the Irish Medical Organisation to a rival group in April of last year.
Varadkar said he posted a copy of the document to the National Association of General Practitioners’ president Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail, on a confidential basis.
Yesterday, Deputy Pearse Doherty said Varadkar had thrown Ó Tuathail ‘under the bus’.Tags: