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# Merrion Gate

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Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?
There have been a lot of twists and turns. But why does it all matter?
Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone have been drawn back into controversy this week.
Developments included deleted and revealed texts, FOI requests and an Oireachtas committee.
Orla Dwyer takes a look back at what happened in late July and what the situation is now.
'You're trying to say an apple's an orange': Martin and Varadkar want perspective on Zapponegate
'Is it definitely legal?' - Varadkar releases screengrabs of his texts with Zappone and Coveney
Paschal Donohoe says he 'absolutely accepts' Leo Varadkar's explanations about 'Merrion Gate'
Donohoe also said today that he was invited to the event but was out of the country when it took place.
'Further clarity' was needed on guidelines after Zappone event, Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin issued his first comments today about the event which was attended by 50 people including Leo Varadkar.
Fine Gael senator says Zappone gathering was lawful, but didn't meet Covid guidelines
After repeating a number of times that the Merrion Hotel event was “lawful”, when pressed, Kyne admitted that the Covid-19 guidelines were breached.
Merrion Gate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste called on to explain 'grubby little episode'
The government yesterday said that outdoor events of up to 200 people can take place.
Using the DART to get home? Major delays due to technical fault
Dublin Bus are taking commuters who have DART tickets.