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Minister ‘rumbled’ in extraordinary leak ruse over Katherine Zappone job fury  

Her appointment to be investigated by Dáil

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Katherine Zappone. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

Katherine Zappone. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

Katherine Zappone. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

Leo Varadkar has questioned a Cabinet minister believed to be behind a damaging Government leak.

It comes after text message evidence was taken to the Tánaiste by a junior minister who set up an extraordinary ruse to identify the source of recent breaches of Cabinet confidentiality, the Sunday Independent can reveal. 

When presented with the junior minister’s evidence, the minister concerned is understood to have denied to the Fine Gael leader he was the source of the leak which occurred during Cabinet last week about the appointment of Katherine Zappone to the role of UN special envoy for freedom of expression.


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