The Taoiseach says he profoundly regrets if anyone thinks he doesn’t support the media.
Leo Varadkar faced questions over his reported comments in New York that suggested he sympathised with Donald Trump’s criticism of the media.
Opposition parties had called on the Taoiseach to clarify his comments, and said it was an attack on the media.
Clare’s Fianna Fáil TD, who is his party’s Communications Spokesperson says he can’t see what the Taoiseach is complaining about:
The Taoiseach says he strongly believes a free press is essential for democracy to function.
Leo Varadkar has apologised if anyone believed otherwise;