OUR QUES­TIONS TO THE CON­CERT-LOV­ING TAOISEACH

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

THESE are the ques­tions that the Ir­ish Mail on Sun­day asked An Taoiseach Leo Varad­kar about this week’s con­tro­ver­sial trip to the 3Arena to see Kylie Minogue. 1. Can you give us the re­ceipt for the drinks you bought? AN­SWERED: Didn’t have re­ceipt, card pur­chase, so record ex­ists. 2. Why did you keep the re­ceipt? AN­SWERED. (See above) 3. Where were the drinks pur­chased? NOT AN­SWERED: Still not clear where drinks were pur­chased. 4. You have around your neck two passes. One is a pass to the 1878 club at the 3Arena. Do you have a mem­ber­ship of the 3arena 1878 club? If so, did you pay for it? AN­SWERED: Not a mem­ber. Were you in pos­ses­sion of this pass solely for this oc­ca­sion? NOT AN­SWERED. If so, did you pay for the pass, or was it com­pli­men­tary? NOT AN­SWERED. 5. Did you, or any of your party, buy any drinks in the 1878 club? NOT AN­SWERED. If so, do you have a copy of that re­ceipt? NOT AN­SWERED. 6. There is an­other pri­vate members club at the 3arena, the Pre­mium club. Do you have a mem­ber­ship of that club, and if so, did you pay for it, or is it com­pli­men­tary? AN­SWERED: Not a mem­ber. 7. The sec­ond pass around your neck – the one that is on a black string, and ap­pears to be around your part­ner Matt’s neck also – is a back­stage pass for the con­cert. How did you come to be in pos­ses­sion of these two passes? Did you pay for them? NOT AN­SWERED. 8. Who brought the Face­book post to your at­ten­tion – or did you see it your­self? Did the Gov­ern­ment In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice bring this post to your at­ten­tion? PART AN­SWERED: He con­sulted with staff. 9. Whose de­ci­sion was it to re­spond to the post? Did you take PR ad­vice on this? PART AN­SWERED: He con­sulted with staff. 10. Have you ever been given com­pli­men­tary tick­ets/passes to mu­sic gigs while Taoiseach? If so, what gigs, and by whom? And how many com­pli­men­tary tick­ets/passes were you given for each? NOT AN­SWERED. 11. Did you get com­pli­men­tary tick­ets/passes to LCD Soundsys­tem? If so, how many of your party were us­ing com­pli­men­tary tick­ets/passes? NOT AN­SWERED. 12. Did you get com­pli­men­tary tick­ets/passes to Nick Cave? If so, how many of your party were us­ing com­pli­men­tary tick­ets/passes? NOT AN­SWERED. 13. Af­ter a run-in at the LCD Soundsys­tem over the Eighth Amend­ment, band mem­ber Nancy Whang tweeted: ‘Hope you en­joyed your free con­cert and taco.’ You didn’t re­spond to this tweet. Did you have a com­pli­men­tary taco? NOT AN­SWERED. Did you get your tick­ets/pass free? NOT AN­SWERED. If so, how many of your party were us­ing com­pli­men­tary tick­ets/passes? NOT AN­SWERED. 14. When is the last Ir­ish gig that you at­tended, for which you paid en­try? AN­SWERED: Taoiseach in­sisted he paid for en­try to Kylie Minogue con­cert.

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