Taoiseach Defends Pat Breen’s Role In Broadband Scandal

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The Taoiseach says Minister Pat Breen shouldn’t resign over his role in last week’s scandal that forced the Communications Minister to resign.

Minister Breen invited then Minister Denis Naughten to a dinner at the home of businessman David McCourt, a bidder for the National Broadband Plan contract.

Deputy Naughten resigned after allegations his meetings with a bidder undermined the procurement process for the broadband plan.


Taoiseach Leo Vardkar has defended his Clare Junior Minister Pat Breen who set up one of the meetings: