Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has described the contents of a leaked letter from Colm Keaveney to Labour Party representatives as “extraordinary”.

Deputy Kelleher said: “The Tánaiste came into the Dáil yesterday with what we were led to believe was a full explanation of the controversy surrounding James Reilly’s Primary Care Centre debacle.  Now we find out the Chairman of the Labour Party has secretly written to Party members revealing that in fact the Tánaiste has held back key information from the Dáil and the Irish people.

“It is essential that Eamon Gilmore come forward today and inform the public and explain what key facts he thinks we are missing which would explain sorry saga.

“Is it the case that Tánaiste was actually aware of the ties between the owner of the Balbriggan site and the Minister for Health? Does he have additional information on the reasons behind Roisin Shortall’s abrupt resignation?

“The contempt that the Labour Party has shown for the Dáil and the Irish public on this issue is deeply disappointing and should be addressed and rectified today.”