Dr. Leo , A Leader we can all be proud of


#21

Ned Kelly @TrumanKelly

It seems #Leotheleak is not out of the woods just yet. The Village magazine has announced that they will release more revelations at 3pm today. An hour before Leo is due to speak in the Dail.

https://twitter.com/TrumanKelly/status/1323561031902371841


#22

Looks like he’ll survive this after all despite the load of bollocks he spouted in the Dáil today. He’s gone the next time for sure though; from a casual personal poll of twitter and message boards I’d say about 5% of the public are behind him.


#23

His refusal to commit to legal action was telling and pretty transparent.

Pathetic to see what has become of Fianna Fail in light of Cowan being fed to the wolves a few months back.

And the Greens wont be back for at least another decade after their performance since last June.

Liberal Ireland with all the bells and whistles clearly no different to the old. Just a different clique running the show…for now.


#24

First Rod.
Then Rod again.
Then Leo.
Then Leo again.


#25

Village Magazine @VillageMagIRE

Village will publish significant new evidence relating to the Tánaiste’s 2019 leak of a confidential draft contract at 2pm tomorrow, Monday

@BowesChay

11:55 AM · Nov 8, 2020·Twitter Web App

https://twitter.com/VillageMagIRE/status/1325406661691977728


#26

15 mins to launch…


#27

Up now - https://twitter.com/VillageMagIRE/status/1325801561176629254

Full story here: https://villagemagazine.ie/at-least-10-times-not-2-or-3/

Statement from Village , 9 November 2020

The cardinal political sin is lying to Parliament. It is a resigning matter for a Minister to lie to the Dáil.

Village submits evidence below that suggests the Dáil has been lied to on what is currently an important and topical issue.

In his Statement and replies to questions in the Dáil last Tuesday (3 November), Tánaiste Leo Varadkar defended his ostensibly illegal transfer to a friend of a confidential contract, by then a matter of serious political and ethical concern and scrutiny, on the basis of his “motivation”.

The central part of what he called his “defence” was that he transferred the document to Dr Matt Ó Tuathail with the motive to advance the public interest, to sow harmony: “to get the [GP-contract] deal done and ensure it secured universal acceptance across the GP community”.

There are several problems with this.

a) the recipient Ó Tuathail, head of an organisation that was a rival to the IMO, has said he intended to “destroy” the IMO, and would use the document to take “the wind from [the IMO’s] sails, especially with 17 roadshows to go!!”.

b) it seems strange if Varadkar was acting in good faith to promote government policy to unite feuding doctors’ groups, albeit covertly, that he waited for his mate to approach him rather than doing anything at all of an overt nature to foster that unity…

…The Tánaiste has lied to the Dáil. His friendship with Matt Ó Tuathail was closer than described, the favour was therefore more unconscionable and the ‘public interest’ exceptions to the Official Secrets Act are even more difficult for the Tánaiste to ground if he attempts to avoid the allegation Village has made that he committed a crime under that and other Acts.

And there is more.

The meetings are:

  1. 5 February, 2019: Ó Tuathail claims to have met Varadkar and Simon Harris after rugby match

  2. 16 May 2019 – meeting Leo tomorrow

  3. 07 June 2019 – meeting Leo tonight

  4. 30 June 2019 meeting Leo and Paschal

  5. 04 July 2019 Jenny Greene Gig with Leo and other Fine Gael heads

  6. 17 September dinner with Leo and Paschal

  7. 21 October 2019 meeting Leo to discuss Votegate

  8. Bowes himself corroborated by his son Darragh says he met Varadkar, Matt Ó Tuathail, Matt Barrett and others, for drinks in the Taphouse in Ranelagh

  9. Widely available photographic evidence O’Tuathail was at Dublin’s Pride festival on 29 June 2019

  10. Christmas drinks 2018 or 2019 referred to by Varadkar himself in Dáil statement

These are the meeting s:

5 February, 2019: Ó Tuathail claims to have met Varadkar and Simon Harris after rugby match

Maitiú Ó Tuathail in a WhatsApp message dated 5 February, 2019 that he met then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and then Health Minister Simon Harris after the Ireland-England rugby match in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. He goes on to say he will be protesting in town – the protest Varadkar tried to use as evidence to illustrate he wasn’t as close to Ó Tuathail as the GP claimed

16 May, 2019: ‘Meeting Leo tomorrow’

Maitiú Ó Tuathail in a WhatsApp message dated 16 May, 2019, claims to be meeting Leo Varadkar the following day at an uspecified location

7 June, 2019: ‘Meeting Leo tonight’

Maitiú Ó Tuathail in a WhatsApp message dated 7 June, 2019, claims to be meeting Leo Varadkar that night and asks whether there have been any developments with Community Hospital Ireland, a nonprofit he was involved with, along with Chay Bowes, at the time

30 June, 2019: ‘Meeting Leo and Paschal’

Maitiú Ó Tuathail writes in a 30 June, 2019 WhatsApp message, that he’s meeting Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe for lunch. He mentions he has an event later that evening with Safetynet, a charity with which he did regular work . Varadkar later went to Brussels – catching the flight would have been tight

4 July, 2019: Ó Tuathail says he’s attending Jenny Greene concert with Varadkar and ‘FG crew’

In a 4 July, 2019 WhatsApp message, Maitiú Ó Tuathail writes that he’s attending Jenny Greene’s Iveagh Gardens gig (on 7 July) with Varadkar and other Fine Gael members

17 September, 2019: Dinner with ‘Leo and Paschal’

In a 17 September, 2019 iMessage, Maitiú Ó Tuathail claims to be having dinner with Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe. He suggests calling the recipient, Bowes, in an hour

21 October, 2019: Ó Tuathail claims to be meeting Varadkar to discuss Votegate

Maitiú Ó Tuathail writes in a 21 October, 2019 WhatsApp message that he’s meeting Varadkar to talk about Votegate, the Irish political scandal involving TDs voting in the Dáil on behalf of absent party colleagues. Ó Tuathail says he’ll ask Varadkar about Community Hospital Ireland, a nonprofit with which both Ó Tuathail and Bowes (the recipient of the WhatsApp) were involved

Full Source: https://villagemagazine.ie/at-least-10-times-not-2-or-3/


#28

Archived link: https://archive.is/MN0XK


#30

Look over there.


#31

Woulfe is an arrogant man but his action is far less serious than Leo’s in my opinion. if Leo wont go why would Woulfe, no such thing as accountability in this country for the top brass, zero and there never will be.


#32

Yes, agreed. The point is they are knifing him while supporting The Liar. Sacrificial Lamb so to speak.

Constitutional crisis my hole. And the FN Media are helping with it all.


#33

#34

Btw - Paddy Cosgrave… I know he’s very vocal with Irish political matters these days, and critical of #leotheleak and FFG, but when I look at the list of speakers for his summit, it’s a predictable who’s who globally (23 & Me, Paypal, WHO, facebook, Amazon, google). Who is he, or what’s his motivation?


#35

My enemies enemy is my friend.