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#merriongate

# merriongate - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

'It wasn’t a job offer': Coveney says Zappone should have been told role wasn't a 'done deal'
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'It wasn’t a job offer': Coveney says Zappone should have been told role wasn't a 'done deal'

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 1:00 PM 46,956 Views 148 Comments
  • Coveney acknowledges "making mistakes in recent weeks" and that this has created "a political embarrassment for the Government"
  • In hindsight , Coveney says it would have been helpful for him to respond to Zappone's text to tell her that it was not a job offer, but rather a concept.
  • The minister called Zappone on Sunday to tell her their text messages were being released

# merriongate - Monday 6 September, 2021

Zapponegate: Ex-Minister texted Coveney to say thanks for 'incredible opportunity' in March
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Zapponegate: Ex-Minister texted Coveney to say thanks for 'incredible opportunity' in March

Sep 6th 2021, 5:20 PM 44,518 Views 131 Comments
  • Coveney is due back before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow morning and has promised to answer questions on the documents.
  • Texts released today add further detail to the timeline surrounding the planned appointment of Zappone to the UN envoy role.
  • The document dump also includes a text from Zappone in the aftermath of the Merrion-gate controversy.

# merriongate - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says
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Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says

Sep 5th 2021, 3:27 PM 25,756 Views 55 Comments

James Lawless described the controversy as a “Fine Gael mess” and insisted: “There’s not a single Fianna Fail-er near this.”

# merriongate - Saturday 4 September, 2021

‘Comprehensive’ information will clarify Zappone appointment, Taoiseach says
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‘Comprehensive’ information will clarify Zappone appointment, Taoiseach says

Sep 4th 2021, 3:10 PM 14,108 Views 48 Comments

Micheál Martin denied the row is proving a distraction to the Government.

# merriongate - Monday 16 August, 2021

No decision yet on Katherine Zappone replacement - Coveney
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No decision yet on Katherine Zappone replacement - Coveney

Aug 16th 2021, 5:57 PM 14,013 Views 30 Comments

He acknowledged that mistakes were made in the appointment of the former children’s minister as a UN special envoy.