Tánaiste claims he was acting in self defence during Dáil spat with Pearse Doherty

The Tanaiste says his attack last week on a local TD in the Dáil was an act of self defence,


Leo Varadkar’s has accused Sinn Fein of trying to bully the government benches.


His comments follow a row in the Dáil with Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty last week.


The Enterprise Minister has admitted that the spat did not ‘reflect well on Irish politics’.


He claimed the Donegal TD ‘abused and mistreated An Garda Siochana’ after a debate on the cost of living crisis got very heated.


Leo Varadkar says his attack was ‘self-defence’: