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Ireland Denis Naughten announces he is to resign as Minister

17:30  11 october  2018
17:30  11 october  2018 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Denis Naughten has a strong electoral record having delivered a second seat for Fine Gael on three occasions. He was reappointed to Cabinet in June 2017 and to his position as Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten © PA Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten

EMBATTLED COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER Denis Naughten has announced he is to resign his position.

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Naughten said he had a meeting with the Taoiseach last night, in which Leo Varadkar asked him to reflect on his position.

“The Taoiseach does not have confidence in me,” he said.

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Naughten has been in the spotlight following revelations about a dinner he had with the head of the only group bidding for the National Broadband Plan contract.

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