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Longford Westmeath TD insists Katherine Zappone lobbied for UN role

Sep 7, 2021 13:09 By Shannonside News
Longford Westmeath TD insists Katherine Zappone lobbied for UN role Longford Westmeath TD insists Katherine Zappone lobbied for UN role
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The Zappone controversy is continuing to rumble on despite efforts by government to quell the issue

A Longford Westmeath TD is disputing claims by Simon Coveney  that Katherine Zappone did not lobby him for the role of a Special Envoy at the UN.

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has been questioned before an Oireachtas Committee for a second time about the controversy.

He told the Committee he should have made it clearer to Ms Zappone in March it was not a job offer, and he was merely seeing if she would be interested in a role his department was considering creating.

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Minister Coveney says he didn't feel pressured by Katherine Zappone's queries about the role.

Longford/Westmeath Sinn Fein Deputy Sorcha Clarke who's a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee said this morning what  Katherine Zappone did in relations to her communications about the job is lobbying "clear and simple".

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