Taoiseach: Criticism of O'Brien appearance 'nonsense'

Taoiseach: Criticism of O'Brien appearance 'nonsense'

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected criticism over his appearance on a platform with the businessman Denis O'Brien.

Mr Kenny is under fire from opposition parties after he featured in a photograph with Mr O'Brien a year after the publication of the Moriarty Tribunal report.

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton has said that the Government should avoid inviting Mr O'Brien to another economic forum in Dublin.

But speaking at his party's Ard Fheis in Dublin the Taoiseach said the list of invitees for the next forum had not been decided.

He also said criticism of his appearance in New York with Mr O'Brien was was "patent nonsense".

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