Informed sources reveal that Varadkar has put himself in a spin
The stories about a deal to restore the Stormont Executive must have come from somewhere, writes Gene Kerrigan
Last Wednesday, Leo Varadkar publicly rejected responsibility for those paid to speak anonymously on behalf of his Government. These "spin doctors" and their mouthpieces, paid agents of the Government, can now tell the media any nonsense they want to spread, with no ministerial responsibility for their actions.
The previous Wednesday, October 18, The Irish Times reported: "The Government believes that Sinn Fein's leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O'Neill, was ready to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to restore the Stormont Executive but was blocked by senior party figures."
This was disturbing stuff. All the major parties are urging SF and the DUP to agree a resumption of the Northern Executive.