The Health Minister Wicklow T.D. Stephen Donnelly says he did not leak the information about NPHET asking for level five restrictions to be introduced.
Minister Donnelly was questioned in the Dáil last night, after it emerged he knew the health team were considering proposing an increase in restrictions long before some of his government colleagues.
The Minister informed the Taoiseach of a potential move to level four before Tony Holihan’s team met on Sunday.
But Stephen Donnelly insists no one had mentioned the possibility of level five: